Quincy Amarikwa

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Quincy Amarikwa
Quincy Amarikwa.jpg
Warming up for San Jose in 2017
Personal information
Full name Quincy Obinna Amarikwa
Date of birth (1987-10-29) October 29, 1987 (age 30)
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 53 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 14, 2018

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.

Career[edit]

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]

Professional[edit]

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 defender Ty Harden.[11] He scored two goals in four minutes in his second Earthquakes appearance during the California Clásico against the LA Galaxy. Amarikwa was sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season and for the first half of the 2017 season after suffering a knee injury on September 24, 2016, against Sporting Kansas City.[12] He made his return to the team on July 14, 2017, in a friendly match against Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring a penalty kick twelve minutes after substituting in for Simon Dawkins and securing San Jose's 4–1 victory.[13] On October 14, 2017, he was nominated for the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award.[14]

Honors[edit]

Colorado Rapids[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of April 14, 2018.

Club Season League Open Cup MLS Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose Earthquakes 2009 24 1 0 0 0 0 - - 24 1
2010 7 0 0 0 0 0 - - 7 0
2015 17 6 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 17 6
2016 23 3 0 0 0 0 - - 23 3
2017 10 0 0 0 0 0 - - 10 0
2018 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - 4 0
Total 85 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 85 10
Colorado Rapids 2010 11 1 0 0 3 0 - - 14 1
2011 15 1 0 0 1 0 4[b] 1 20 2
2012 3 1 0 0 0 0 - - 3 1
Total 29 3 0 0 4 0 4 1 37 4
Toronto FC 2012 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 14 2
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 14 2
Chicago Fire SC 2013 14 3 1 0 0 0 - - 15 3
2014 32 8 4 2 0 0 - - 36 10
2015 14 0 1 1 0 0 - - 15 1
Total 60 11 6 3 0 0 - - 66 14
Career Total 185 24 6 3 4 0 9 3 204 30
  1. ^ Appearances in the International Champions Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League

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