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Kosuke Kimura

KOSUKE KIMURA #27

Position: Defender
Height: 5’9
Weight: 150 lbs
Born: May 14, 1984
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan
Previous Club: Tulsa Roughnecks
College:  Western Illinois University Leathernecks

Fun Facts

What is your favorite pizza topping?
- Philly Cheese Steak

Who was your hero growing up?
- Superman

Who is your favorite cartoon character?
- Zoro from Onepiece

 

Career

Western Illinois University (2003-2007)
  • Won team MVP honors in his sophomore season
Thunder Bay Chill - PDL (2004)
  • 13 matches played
  • 16 shots on goal throughout the season
Colorado Rapids (2007) 
  • Drafted 35th overall in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft
  • Became first Japanese-born player in MLS history
  • Four matches played
  • Eight matches played on reserve team
  • One US Open Cup Championship match played
Colorado Rapids (2008-2012) 
  • 2008
    • 18 matches played
    • One goal scored in one match with Reserve team
  • 2009
    • 26 matches played with 21 starts
    • Scored two goals and two assists
    • Two US Open Cup matches played
  • 2010
    • MLS Cup Champion (Defeated FC Dallas 2-1)
    • Won MLS Cup alongside NSC Coach Gary Smith + Keeper Matt Pickens
    • Scored match-winner in Western Conference Finals (1-0 over San Jose)
    • 26 matches played with 24 starts
    • Three assists in the regular season
  • 2011 
    • Started all 34 matches
    • One goal scored and one assist in regular season
    • Two playoff starts
  • 2012 
    • 12 matches started
    • 987 minutes played
    • One goal scored and two assists
    • Two US Open Cup matches played
Portland Timbers (2012) 
  • 17 matches played with 16 starts
  • 1376 minutes played
  • One goal scored and one assist
New York Red Bulls (2013-2014) 
  • 2013
    • 24 matches played with 15 starts
    • 1,575 minutes played
    • Two assists recorded 
    • Started three reserve team matches
    • Started one US Open Cup match
  • 2014 
    • 13 matches played with 10 starts
    • 884 minutes played
    • Three assists recorded 
Widzew Łódź (2015)
  • 12 matches played
  • 952 total minutes played
Atlanta Silverbacks (2015) 
  • 19 matches played
Rayo OKC (2016) 
  • 33 matches played
Tulsa Roughnecks (2017)
  • 24 matches played with 22 starts
  • 1,965 minutes played
  • 76.3% Tackle success rate
  • Won 48.1% of aerial duels
  • 25 fouls won vs 12 fouls conceded
  • First season as a Player/Coach
Nashville SC (2018)
  • 30 matches played with 27 starts
    • - 28 USL appearances (26 starts)
    • - 2 U.S. Open Cup appearances (2 starts)
  • 2,375 total minutes played across all competitions
  • Three assists 
  • 17 key passes
  • 82 open play crosses (2nd on team)
  • 64 clearances (4th on team)
  • 54% Tackle success rate
  • 23 fouls won vs 10 fouls conceded
  • Served as Assistant Coach