Ian Harkes Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Ian Andrew Harkes
  • Born: March 30th, 1995 (Derby, England)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: January 15th, 2019
  • First Manager: Robbie Neilson
  • Career Totals: 51 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: DC United


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2019-20 24 (7) 2 1 0 58.1% 22.6% 19.4%
2018-19 16 (4) 1 2 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Totals: 40 (11) 3


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 07/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
 03/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
 29/02/20 Scottish Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 0
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 4

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A) 4 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A)  4 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 07/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 03/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/02/20 Scottish Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 1
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 0
 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  0 - 4
 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 07/09/19 1st Round vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 0
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 0
 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 30/03/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  1 - 2
 26/03/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 23/03/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 03/03/19 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 2
 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 16/02/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 25/01/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A)  4 - 0


Biography


The son of former USA national team captain John Harkes, Ian was actually born in England before returning to the United States where he played high school soccer at Gonzaga College High School and for the youth academy of D.C. United. Ian served as the club captain for the U-18 and U-16 academy teams. During his junior and senior years at Gonzaga College High School, Harkes served as the varsity captain. He earned the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player in both 2011 and 2012.

Ahead of the 2013 NCAA Division I men's soccer season, Ian signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Wake Forest University, where he competed for four years for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. On January 6, 2017, Ian was awarded the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the best college soccer player in the United States and shortly after he signed his first professional contract with MLS side DC United. He played with DC for two seasons, enjoying his most prolific campaign in 2017, scoring twice and featuring regularly. Having already played for the US national mens soccer U20s, Ian received a call-up for the United States men's national soccer team for a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 8, 2018. With first team options limited during his second season, he was released at the end of 2018.

Signing a two year contract, Ian signed for United in January 2019 to become the first player of US nationality to play for the Club. Scoring on his debut after coming off the bench in the Scottish Cup tie with Montrose, Ian impressed early on in Robbie Neilson's newly rebuilt team, and was a regular in the side, starting in all four of United's Play-Off matches as the Club just failed to win promotion back to the Premiership.

Squad Numbers


47

Season:
2018-19

23

Season:
2019-20





Debut (as sub)

January 19th, 2019
Montrose 0 - 4 Dundee United

Scottish Cup (4th Round)

Full Debut

February 2nd, 2019
Dundee United 2 - 1 Greenock Morton

League (Championship)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Ian was born on this date in Derby, England.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    The son of former USA national team captain John Harkes, Ian was actually born in England before returning to the United States where he played high school soccer at Gonzaga College High School and for the youth academy of D.C. United. Ian served as the club captain for the U-18 and U-16 academy teams. During his junior and senior years at Gonzaga College High School, Harkes served as the varsity captain. He earned the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player in both 2011 and 2012.

  • United’s Scottish Cup campaign got off to a winning start with a comfortable 4-0 fourth round victory over Montrose at Links Park. In their first competitive game against the Gable Endies since 2001, United never looked under any danger after netting an early goal and were always in control of the tie.

  • United’s Scottish Cup campaign got off to a winning start with a comfortable 4-0 fourth round victory over Montrose at Links Park. In their first competitive game against the Gable Endies since 2001, United never looked under any danger after netting an early goal and were always in control of the tie.

  • The visitors made most of the early running however only a Stephen Kelly shot from outside the box which Benjamin Siegrist saved comfortably came from this initial spell of pressure. Siegrist was made to work harder in the 12th minute doing well to turn a curling shot from Daniel Harvie around the post. As a frustrating half for United wore on Robbie Neilson would have been keen to regroup for the second half, however his side then unexpectedly broke the deadlock on 42 minutes. A tactical change saw McMullan move to the left, and he pressured Ayr defender Steven Bell into giving up possession before driving on into the box. The winger waited for the run of Sam Stanton who poked home a low cross from close range beyond Ross Doohan. That made it three goals in four games for a midfielder enjoying a great run of form.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 1 Partick Th

    After forcing a corner inside the opening 20 seconds, the Tangerines enjoyed most of the early possession, but it was Partick who spurned a glaring opportunity in the ninth minute. After Paul Watson miscued a headed clearance, Zak Rudden had clear space to drive into the box. He squared the ball for ex United forward Brian Graham seven yards out, however Benjamin Siegrist spread himself brilliantly to make a vital save. Three minutes later, after more Partick pressure, Darren Brownlie crossed for Tam O’Ware whose close-range header might have found the net had it not been straight at Siegrist. In the 17th minute the hosts created their first clear opportunity after Liam Smith and Rakish Bingham combined down the right. The latter sent in a low ball which Lawrence Shankland swiped at before it fell to Ian Harkes whose turn and shot was deflected behind. There wasn’t long to wait for the opener however, and when it did it was a thing of beauty. Mark Reynolds, deployed at left back for the second successive game, found himself in an advanced position down the flank and his cut back was only hacked clear to the edge of the box. Waiting in the perfect position was Dillon Powers who killed the ball before firing in a vicious right foot curler into the top corner, which left goalkeeper Scott Fox rooted. Thereafter, despite both sides trying to push forward, defences stayed on top as the game reached half time with United enjoying a slender lead.