Player Details


Kofi Sarkodie


5' 9"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

3.22.1991 (32)


Dayton, Ohio


2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary


How he joined the club: Acquired by the Earthquakes from the Houston Dynamo on April 1, 2016.


2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 16 starts in 18 appearances … Tallied an assist in regular season play against his former team, the Houston Dynamo, in a 1-0 victory on Aug. 16 … U.S. Open Cup: Played and started full 90 minutes against the SF Deltas in 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 14 in the Fourth Round … Played and started full 90 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC in 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played and started for 74 minutes in a loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.


2016 (San Jose Earthquakes): Appeared in 13 matches making 12 starts … Made his 100th MLS career start on May 28 against FC Dallas. U.S. Open Cup: Started and played full 90 minutes against the Portland Timbers in 2-0 loss at Providence Park on June 14.


2015 (Houston Dynamo): Started 15 games (16 appearances) and tallied one assist.


2014 (Houston Dynamo): Started and appeared in 32 games for Dynamo, tying career-high four assists (two game-winning) in 2,872 minutes.


2013 (Houston Dynamo): Started 33 games, logging 2,948 minutes and notching career-high four assists … Named the Dynamo Defender of the Year after leading the club in minutes played.

2012 (Houston Dynamo): Appeared in 10 games (seven starts) and tallied one assist … Scored in a 3-1 win over D.C. United in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals to help the club advance to MLS Cup.


2011 (Houston Dynamo): Started seven games after being drafted in the first round (seventh overall) by the Dynamo in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.


College (Akron): During junior season, was named First Team All-Mac, the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year, NSCAA All-America First Team, Soccer America Player of the Year, College Soccer News All-America First Team, the College Cup Most Outstanding Defender, College Cup All-Tournament Team … Helped the Akron Zips win the College Cup championship in 2010, recording career-high eight goals and six assists in 22 games … Finished with five game-winning goals, the second-highest on the team …. Named Soccer America All-Freshman First Team (2008) and First Team All-Mac (2008, 2009) in his first two seasons.