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Akpan Guides Chicago Fire PDL Team to League Final

VENTURA, Calif. -- Harvard forward Andre Akpan scored a goal in the 74th minute of the 2009 United Soccer League (USL) Premier Development League title game Saturday evening, helping the Chicago Fire PDL squad finish second.

A forward and co-captain of the Crimson, Akpan evened up the game, 1-1, with a deflection off his foot late in the second half of the contest. 

A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, Akpan stands as Harvard's all-time scoring leader with 97 points and also is first in program history with 27 assists.  Akpan and the Crimson open the upcoming 2009 season with a home contest against Stony Brook at Ohiri Field Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.

Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.