Akpan was a national success at Harvard during his four seasons in Cambridge. (Photo: Harvard Athletics)
BOSTON – Andre Akpan '09 will make his return to Boston this year as the former Harvard men's soccer star has been acquired by the New England Revolution via trade this week. Through a trade with the New York Red Bulls, the Revolution brought in Akpan and allocation money for forward Saer Sene and an international roster spot.
Akpan, who is in his fifth professional season after being drafted by the Colorado Rapids in 2010, has 41 MLS appearances, notching four goals and two assists in 10 starts. During his time in Cambridge, the Grand Prairie, Texas, native stood above the fold as one of the top forwards in the country.
As a senior, Akpan was named one of three finalists for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy and was a first team All-American for the Crimson. He finished his career atop the Harvard records books with 127 points in four seasons, including a program-best 47 goals and 33 assists.
Akpan has made five appearances this season for New York.