Player Details


Jacob Akanyirige


5' 11"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

12.30.2001 (22)





Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 25-28

Player Category

Career Summary

How he joined the club: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Dec. 15, 2017 ... Was youngest-ever signing by the Earthquakes and eighth youngest to ever sign a pro contract in MLS history until the Quakes signed Gilbert Fuentes  … The fourth Homegrown Player signing in San Jose’s history, and first directly from the team's academy with no experience in college.

2020 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made one start in one appearance in MLS play … Made his Earthquakes and MLS debut against the Portland Timbers on Sept. 16, starting and playing 69 minutes … MLS is Back: Did not feature during the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not travel with the team in a loss against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Nov. 22 in the Knockout Round.


2019 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Did not feature in MLS play … Made four starts in four appearances for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature in the Fourth-Round match against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 ... Did not feature in Round of 16 matchup against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Did not feature against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Did not feature against Real Valladolid C.F. July 16.


2018 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Did not feature in MLS or USL play ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature in the Fourth-Round matchup against the Portland Timbers on June 6 … International Friendlies: Did not feature against Club Leon on March 24 … Entered as a substitute in the 90th minute against Manchester United on July 22.

Quakes Academy: Joined the Earthquakes’ U-15 squad ahead of the 2016-17 academy season from Ballistic United SC … Competed for the Earthquakes’ U-19s in 2017-18, despite being age-eligible for the U-17s.