Andrew Jacobson

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Andrew Jacobson
Andrew Jacobson at Union at Earthquakes 2010-09-15 3.JPG
Personal information
Full name Andrew Jacobson
Date of birth (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Palo Alto, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York City
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2007 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Lorient 0 (0)
2009 D.C. United 17 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Union 25 (0)
2011–2014 FC Dallas 98 (5)
2014– New York City 26 (1)
2014 Stabæk (loan) 14 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 13, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Jacobson (born September 24, 1985) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Early life[edit]

Jacobson is Jewish, and was born in Fort Meyers ,Florida.[1][2] He attended Gunn High School, where he was named 2003 Central Coast Section Player of the Year, and played college soccer at UC Berkeley from 2003 to 2006, where he was named to the all Pac-10 team three times.

Professional career[edit]

Playing for FC Dallas in 2013

Jacobson was the 24th overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, and the first pick by D.C. United. However, instead of playing in MLS, Jacobson signed a contract with Lorient of France’s Ligue 1. However, injuries limited his playing time, and he never played a first team game for Les Merlus.

Despite trialling with several clubs in Europe, Jacobson returned to MLS in 2009, and was allocated to the team which originally drafted him, D.C. United. He made his United debut as a substitute in DC's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Los Angeles Galaxy.[3]

Jacobson was selected by Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft on November 25, 2009.[4]

Jacobson was traded to FC Dallas on February 18, 2011 in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.[5] He scored his first professional goal on May 28, 2011 while playing for Dallas against Houston Dynamo.[6]

After three and a half years served at the Texas club, Jacobson was traded to New York City FC for a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft,[7] becoming only their fifth ever player. As the new expansion club was not due to begin competitive games until 2015, he was immediately loaned out to Stabæk IF of the Tippeligaen in Norway to preserve his match fitness.[7] After his great loan at Stabaek ended he later want joined the club at end of the season. Andrew penned to sign a four-year deal with the Norwegian club.


Jacobson was named to the United States national futsal team, and was a substitute in four matches at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sports Shorts," Jewish Sports Review, Volume 9, Number 11, Issue 107, Page 19, January/February 2015.
  2. ^ suzan berns. "Faces". 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Union select 10 players in expansion draft
  5. ^ "Union Trade Andrew Jacobson to FC Dallas". Philadelphia Union. 
  6. ^ "Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas 05-29-2011 – Recap". 
  7. ^ a b "Andrew Jacobson joins NYCFC". July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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