Quincy Amarikwa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Quincy Amarikwa
Quincy Amarikwa Colorado Rapids.jpg
Personal information
Full name Quincy Obinna Amarikwa
Date of birth (1987-10-29) October 29, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Bakersfield, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 25
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 UC Davis Aggies 75 (31)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Bakersfield Brigade 7 (4)
2009–2010 San Jose Earthquakes 25 (1)
2010–2012 Colorado Rapids 31 (3)
2012 Toronto FC 11 (0)
2013–2015 Chicago Fire 60 (11)
2015– San Jose Earthquakes 40 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 18, 2016.

Quincy Obinna Amarikwa (/ɑːˈmɑːrkwɑː/ ah-MAR-eek-wah;[1] born October 29, 1987) is an American soccer player who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Amarikwa attended Liberty High School, was a member of the Bakersfield Alliance club soccer team, and played college soccer at UC Davis, leading his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history in 2008.[2]

During his college years Amarikwa also played with Bakersfield Brigade in the USL Premier Development League.[3]


Amarikwa was drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by San Jose Earthquakes.[4] He made his professional debut in San Jose's first game of the 2009 MLS season against the New England Revolution and scored his first MLS goal on October 7 against FC Dallas.[5]

After 25 games for San Jose and one goal, he was traded to Colorado Rapids in April 2010 in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[6] Amarikwa made 31 league appearances for Colorado scoring three goals and was a member of the side that captured the 2010 MLS Cup.

Amarikwa was waived by Colorado in June 2012.[7] Shortly thereafter his rights were claimed through waivers by the New York Red Bulls. He spent two weeks training with New York but never signed; instead, New York traded Amarikwa to Toronto FC for a conditional draft pick on July 21.[8] He made his league debut for Toronto in a 2-0 home defeat to Houston Dynamo on July 28.[9] Amarikwa scored his first goal for Toronto in CONCACAF Champions League play against Santos Laguna in a 3-1 home defeat.[10]

In February 2013, Amarikwa was acquired by Chicago Fire in exchange for a first round selection in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft.[1]

In June 2015, Chicago Fire traded Amarikwa to San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for the defender Ty Harden.[11] Amarikwa scored two goals in four minutes on his second Earthquakes debut during the California Clásico against the LA Galaxy.


Colorado Rapids[edit]


External links[edit]