Hometown: Greeley, Colorado
College: University of Denver
Birth date: January 26, 1996
Acquired: Signed to a Homegrown contract on January 6, 2017
- Played every minute of the two Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League games with Toronto FC (2/20 & 2/27), on the right side of a defensive three.
- Sustained a MCL sprain in a scrimmage (3/3) at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. The initial timeline was that he would miss 8-10 weeks.
- 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.
- Suspended by the Disciplinary Committee for the 2-0 loss at Orlando City SC (4/29) following a play in the game at Minnesota United (4/23).
- Scored his first MLS goal in the 1-0 home win over Sporting Kansas City (5/27). He was named Man-of-the-Match, and also selected to the MLS Team of the Week.
- Named to the MLS Homegrown roster for their match against Chivas de Guadalajara U-20 side at Toyota Park on August 1. He scored a late equalizer in a 2-2 tie.
- Became the first Rapids Homegrown player to pass 1,000 minutes in their rookie season.
- Went 90 minutes in 10 of the last 11 games, including the last nine in a row.
- Picked up the Fan Favorite and Young Player of the Year awards at the end of season gala, A Burgundy Affair.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.