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Full name  Quincy Amarikwa
Name  Quincy Amarikwa
Salary  44,100 USD (2012)
2006–2008  UC Davis Aggies
Height  1.75 m
Number  25
Nationality  American
Playing position  Forward, Winger
Role  Soccer Player

Quincy Amarikwa

Date of birth  (1987-10-29) October 29, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth  Bakersfield, California, United States
Current team  San Jose Earthquakes (Forward)
Parents  Charles Amarikwa, Veronica Amarikwa
Similar People  Jeff Larentowicz, David Bingham, Chris Wondolowski, Sanna Nyassi, Harry Shipp

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Quincy Obinna Amarikwa ( ; born October 29, 1987) is an American soccer player who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.


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College and amateur

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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.

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


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Amarikwa was drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by San Jose Earthquakes. 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.

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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. 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. 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. He made his league debut for Toronto in a 2-0 home defeat to Houston Dynamo on July 28. Amarikwa scored his first goal for Toronto in CONCACAF Champions League play against Santos Laguna in a 3-1 home defeat.

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

In June 2015, Chicago Fire traded Amarikwa to San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for defender Ty Harden. AHe 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. 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.

Colorado Rapids

  • Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Playoff Championship (1): 2010
  • Major League Soccer MLS Cup (1): 2010
  • References

    Quincy Amarikwa Wikipedia