Kortne Ford

Kortne Ford
Kortne Ford
Kortne Ford
Defender
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Real Name: Kortne Ford
HT: 6' 2" WT: 185
Pronunciation: CORT-nee
Homegrown Player
Age: 21 (01/26/1996)
Birthplace: Olathe, KS, USA
Hometown: Greeley, CO

Hometown: Greeley, Colorado
College: University of Denver
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: January 26, 1996
Acquired: Signed to a Homegrown contract on January 6, 2017

MLS CAREER

2017

  • Rookie season, having signed a professional contract as a Homegrown player.
  • Named in the gameday 18 for the first time for the home game with Minnesota United FC (3/18). He was an unused substitute.
  • Became the first Rapids Homegrown player to earn a spot in the Starting XI on their professional debut when given the nod at Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City (4/9).
  • A week later, Ford became the club's first Homegrown player to start on their home debut, as he did in the 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake.

COLLEGE

  • Made 62 appearances over three seasons with the University of Denver, scoring five goals with three assists. All five goals came in 2016, a year in which DU made their first-ever trip to a College Cup, while also finishing unbeaten during the regular season for the second consecutive year.
  • In his final year he led a Denver back line that finished third in the country in goals against average (0.52) and third in shutout percentage (0.58), did not allow a shot against Saint Louis (9/15) and did not allow a shot on goal in five matches.
  • During his sophomore campaign in 2015, Ford made 19 starts, while helping the Pioneers register a 0.40 goals against average and a 0.63 shutout percentage, both second in the country.
  • In his three seasons at the University of Denver, Ford was a two-time All-Summit League First Team selection and was a Top Drawer Soccer Second Team All-America in 2016.

YOUTH

  • Arrived at the Rapids Academy in 2012 from Colorado Storm North Soccer Club. He would go on to play for the U-16 and U-18 teams before joining the Rapids Reserves during the 2013-14 seasons.
  • Ford was also named to the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Academy Starting XI for the Central Conference following a successful campaign with the U-16, in which the Rapids would advance to the USDA National Finals as one of the top eight teams in the nation.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Laurie Ford.
  • Chose Denver because he believed in both the soccer program and the academics there.
  • Also recruited by Duke, Princeton, Stanford, and Santa Clara.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Colorado Rapids3302630104000
Career Totals-3302630104000
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