Kofi Sarkodie

Kofi Sarkodie
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Defender
  • Houston Dynamo
  • 5' 9"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 03-22-1991
  • Dayton, OH

OUTLOOK: Dynamic outside defender became a regular in the starting lineup in 2013. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

PRONUNCIATION: KO-fee sar-KO-dee

2014 MLS:  MLS Team of the Week (Weeks 2, 25) … Has contributed to five shutout performances for the Dynamo defense ... Assisted on Will Bruin's first goal vs. New England Revolution on 3/8 …

2013 MLS: Named Dynamo Defender of the Year and Ironman of the Year, double save vs. D.C. United earned Dynamo Play of the Year … Won inaugural ESPN Sport Science Award for "Best Reaction" for double save vs. D.C. United … Started 14 straight games from 7/13-10/9 ... Assisted on Warren Creavalle's opening goal in 1-1 draw at Columbus Crew on 6/1 ... Assisted on Brad Davis' winning goal vs. Chicago on 4/14 ... Assisted on Giles Barnes' goal vs. Vancouver Whitecaps on 3/23; second consecutive game with an assist ... Recorded assist on Andrew Driver's goal at FC Dallas on 3/17 ... 13-14 CCL: Started three of the four group games including a 2-1 over Arabe Unido on 8/27 ... Open Cup: Played 90 minutes in 3-0 loss at FC Dallas on 6/12.

2012 MLS: Made first league start of season on 9/6 vs. Real Salt Lake and started all six remaining games at right back ... Tallied first MLS assist on Boniek Garcia's goal at Philadelphia on 9/23 ... Played 12 minutes as a substitute at Toronto on 7/28 ... Made his 2012 debut in 3-2 loss at DC United on 4/28, played 8 minutes in a substitute appearance ...  Playoffs: Started all six playoff games and scored first professional goal in 3-1 home win over D.C. United in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship ... 2012-13 CCL: Started 3 of 4 games as Dynamo won Group 3 ... Recorded first professional assist in his international debut, providing on Cam Weaver's goal in 3-1 road win at C.D. FAS on 8/22 ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature ... Reserves: Appeared in five games (4 starts).

2011 MLS: Made seven starts at right back in rookie season ... Started in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days ... Made second start in 2-2 tie at FCD on 5/28 but was ejected in 72nd minute after receiving second yellow card ... Started and made key defensive play to clear ball off goal line in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 ... Continued as starter in consecutive shutouts, at COL on 7/3 and vs. TFC on 7/9 ... Open Cup: Started and played all 120 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round ... Reserves: Started eight matches at right back for Dynamo Reserves and notched one goal and one assist ... Scored game-winning goal with left-footed shot in 76th minute of 1-0 win vs. COL on 6/7 ... Played decisive through ball to set up only goal of 1-0 win vs. RSL on 8/21.

INTERNATIONAL: United States U-23 international (3 caps) ... 2012: Played 90 minutes in U-23s 6-0 win versus Cuba in opening game of 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament on 3/22 ... Played 90 minutes in 3-3 draw against El Salvador in final group game on 3/26 ... Played 90 minutes in in a 2-0 friendly win over Mexico on 2/29 ...  Was called in for January U-23 camp in Carson, CA ... Played 77 minutes in 0-0 friendly against Saprissa Reserves ... Started and played 90 minutes in 2-1 win over Alajuelense ... 2011: Was called in for December U-23 camp in Lakewood Ranch, FL ... Made two appearances for U.S. U-20 national team camp in France on 5/17 and 5/19 ... Previous appearance for U-20 national team came in May 2010 in friendly against South Korea in the Netherlands ... U-17: Represented the United States at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea, playing alongside Dynamo teammate Danny Cruz as United States reached second round ... Part of U.S. U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at the University of Akron ... 2010: NSCAA first team all-America and Soccer America Player of the Year ... College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... ESPN Academic All-America of the Year ... First team all-Mid-America Conference ... Started 22 games and tallied eight goals and six assists on the Zips' 2010 national championship squad ... Netted game-winning goal with header from free kick in semifinal win vs. Michigan ... 2009: First team all-MAC ... First team all-Great Lakes Region ... Started 24 games and tallied three goals and seven assists for a Zips squad that reached the College Cup final ... 2008: First team all-MAC ... all-Great Lakes Region ... Started 23 games as a freshman, scoring one goal and adding two assists.

AMATEUR: Two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American with the Ohio FC Mutiny.

YOUTH: Warrior Soccer Club, coached by Long Tran and Tuan Ha, and Ohio FC Mutiny, coached by Tim Horton.

PERSONAL: Born in Dayton, Ohio … Parents are Amaning and Olivia Sarkodie, originally from Kumasi, Ghana … Has two brothers, Kwame (24) and Ofori (21), and a sister, Mimi (11) … Kwame started at midfielder for the University of Cincinnati and currently plays indoor soccer for the Cincinnati Kings … Ofori started at defender for Indiana University and is currently on trial in Germany … Kofi majored in biology and carried a 3.96 GPA, becoming the first two-time Academic All-America in Akron history … Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan … Lists Eminem among his favorite musical artists … Enjoys playing tennis, reading, and playing video games in his spare time.

2014 Corporate Partner: House of Blues

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Houston Dynamo 25 25 0 2242 2 4 1 41 1 6 1
2013 Houston Dynamo 33 33 0 2948 4 12 2 38 2 7 0
2012 Houston Dynamo 10 7 0 695 1 2 0 6 1 0 0
2011 Houston Dynamo 7 7 0 582 0 2 0 10 0 2 1
Career Totals 75 72 0 6467 7 20 3 95 4 15 2

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 25 25 0 2242 2 4 1 41 1 6 1

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 5 5 0 480 1 3 0 7 2 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 33 33 0 2948 4 12 2 38 2 7 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 6 6 1 527 0 3 3 6 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 10 7 0 695 1 2 0 6 1 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 7 7 0 582 0 2 0 10 0 2 1
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/13/2014 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
9/6/2014 MTL @ HOU W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2014 HOU @ KC W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/15/2014 PHI @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/10/2014 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
8/3/2014 DC @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
7/19/2014 TOR @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
7/12/2014 HOU @ TOR L 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
7/4/2014 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/29/2014 HOU @ MTL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/6/2014 KC @ HOU L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
6/1/2014 HOU @ COL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/25/2014 HOU @ SJ L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/21/2014 HOU @ DC L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
5/17/2014 LA @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/11/2014 RSL @ HOU L 5-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/3/2014 HOU @ CHV W 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/27/2014 POR @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
4/23/2014 HOU @ NY L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 HOU @ PHI T 0-0 Started 82 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1
4/12/2014 HOU @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/5/2014 DAL @ HOU L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/29/2014 HOU @ VAN L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/15/2014 MTL @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
3/8/2014 NE @ HOU W 0-4 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/27/2013 HOU @ DC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 4 1 0
10/20/2013 NY @ HOU L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
10/9/2013 KC @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
10/4/2013 MTL @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/28/2013 HOU @ NE T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHV @ HOU W 1-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/14/2013 HOU @ PHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
9/8/2013 NY @ HOU L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2013 HOU @ CLB L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/1/2013 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/24/2013 HOU @ MTL L 0-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 SEA @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CLB @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/13/2013 HOU @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/6/2013 PHI @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2013 HOU @ NY L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0
6/22/2013 TOR @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
6/19/2013 HOU @ MTL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
6/1/2013 HOU @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
5/26/2013 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/18/2013 NE @ HOU L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
5/12/2013 KC @ HOU L 1-0 Started 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 HOU @ DC W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
5/5/2013 HOU @ LA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/28/2013 COL @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/20/2013 HOU @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/14/2013 CHI @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/6/2013 HOU @ POR L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SJ @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
3/23/2013 VAN @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
3/17/2013 HOU @ DAL L 2-3 Started 81 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0
3/2/2013 DC @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/27/2012 HOU @ COL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/20/2012 PHI @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/6/2012 MTL @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/29/2012 NE @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/23/2012 HOU @ PHI L 1-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/6/2012 RSL @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/2/2012 HOU @ CHI L 1-3 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/25/2012 TOR @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2012 HOU @ NY L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2012 NY @ HOU W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 HOU @ TOR W 2-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 MTL @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2012 DC @ HOU W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2012 CHI @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 PHI @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 HOU @ MTL L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 TOR @ HOU T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 DAL @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2012 HOU @ VAN L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 HOU @ NE T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2012 POR @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DC @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/9/2012 HOU @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 HOU @ DC L 2-3 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/15/2012 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2012 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 HOU @ SJ W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/11/2012 HOU @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/14/2011 HOU @ POR W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 HOU @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 SJ @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 HOU @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 RSL @ HOU W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2011 HOU @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2011 POR @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 HOU @ CHV L 0-3 Started 72 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/9/2011 TOR @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/25/2011 HOU @ DC T 2-2 Started 78 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 CHV @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 HOU @ SJ L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 DAL @ HOU T 2-2 Started 72 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 HOU @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 HOU @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/29/2011 DC @ HOU W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 NE @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2011 VAN @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 HOU @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves