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#6 Kosuke Kimura
Position: M
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
High School: Wako

At Western Illinois:

2006 (Senior Season): Became the first Japanese player to play in MLS... Signed with Colorado Rapids after going as the 35th pick in the MLS supplemental draft... Named to the Mid-Con All-Conference Second Team... Named to the Mid-Con All-Tournament Team... Named the MVP of the Bowling Green State Invitational... Scored three goals and five assists recording 11 points... Named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and named to Mid-Continent Fall Academic All-Conference Team.

2005 (Junior Season): Named to the All-Mid-Con First-Team... Named the team MVP... Recorded five assists... Scored a goal against IUPUI, Sept. 23, in a 2-1 win... named to Mid-Continent  Academic All-Conference Team and Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2004 (Sophomore Season): Started 16 matches, playing in 19... Recorded three assists, while taking 18 shots... Recorded assists in wins against Northern Illinois, Valparaiso and IPFW.

2003 (Freshman Season): Appeared in 19 games, started 18... Recorded one goal, one assist, three points... Named to the All-Mid-Con Second Team.

High School:

Finished eighth nationally with Kawasaki Frontale team in the All-Japan Youth tournament in 2002... Played for a club team that was ranked first in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Son of Takahiro and Hideyo Kimura... Born March 14, 1984... Majoring in athletic training.

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