Andre Akpan ’10 has been given wings.
The former Harvard forward was traded to the New York Red Bulls for a conditional draft pick this week, bringing a four-year stint with the Colorado Rapids to an end.
“Andre is strong, physical forward with MLS experience and will provide another attacking option for our coaching staff,” Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement. “We are pleased to sign him and look forward to his contributions in the coming season.”
2012 might have been the most memorable year in modern Harvard sports history. Most of the memories have been positive, but there have been a few bad ones as well. A lot of these memories have come in the form of defeats at the hands of the Tigers from Princeton.
During the 2012 fall sports season, Crimson teams have fallen to the Tigers on the field, on the ice, and on the court. Whether it’s a 7-0 blowout in field hockey, or a miraculous comeback in the final frame of a football game, Princeton has somehow found a way to edge out Harvard in almost every contest this fall.
Senior running back Treavor Scales, shown in previous action, had a breakout senior campaign. But did he do enough to earn his football team an A?
While your fall semester classes are now a distant memory, here’s an unfortunate newsflash to sap the last bit of holiday spirit from your break: Grades are up. Instead of regretting your multiple choice answers on that make-or-break final, or waiting anxiously to see if your last class’ results are in, take a break from your Student Record to see if some of your favorite fall sports made the grade this semester.
As classes pick up, so do many of Harvard’s 41 varsity sports, meaning Cambridge will be hosting plenty of contentious matchups worth marking down on your calendar. Here are five that any true fan shouldn't miss.
After last summer's visit of English football powerhouse Manchester United, Harvard will once again be graced by the presence of an esteemed member of the English premiership, this time by Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool Football Club will travel to North America this summer for a pre-season tour, which will feature a match against Italian side AS Roma in Boston at Fenway Park for the 100-year celebration of the baseball park's existence.
The club, founded in 1892, is one of the most decorated football sides in British and European history. In its 110-year history, Liverpool has won 18 League titles, the second most in English football, as well as seven FA Cups. The Reds have also won more European titles than any other English side, hauling in five Champions League titles.