Wolde Selassie Harris (born 26 January 1974 in Kingston) is a Jamaican football striker who played professionally in Major League Soccer and was the 1996 A-League MVP & Rookie of the Year. He earned twenty-eight caps with the Jamaican national team.
|Full name||Wolde Selassie Amefika Jaha Harris|
|Date of birth||26 January 1974|
|Place of birth||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2000–2003||New England Revolution||91||(24)|
|2003||Kansas City Wizards||10||(0)|
|2010||Kingston College (assistant)|
|2011||Clemson Tigers (student assistant)|
|2015–||Colorado Springs Switchbacks (assistant)|
|2019||Colorado Springs Switchbacks (interim)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Harris played college soccer for his freshman year at the University of Connecticut and then transferred to Clemson University, leaving as the college's all-time leading scorer with 76 goals in three years. He joined MLS for the first time in 1997, after spending 1996 with the Colorado Foxes, leading the A-League in goals with 17. Harris played three seasons with the Colorado Rapids, scoring 13 goals in 1998. In 2000, he was traded to the New England Revolution for draft picks. Wolde's best season with the Revs was his first, when he scored 15 goals. Harris would spend three and a half season in New England, before a trade to the Kansas City Wizards midway through 2003. He spent 2004 with Swedish club Bodens BK before coming back to MLS and Colorado in 2005. In eight years in MLS league play, Harris scored 51 goals and added 31 assists. He signed for Salvadoran outfit Club Deportivo FAS in August 2006 and retired at the end of the season.
Harris has also played for the Jamaican national team, earning over 25 caps and scoring 7 goals. He participated in world cup qualifiers, tournaments, and numerous friendlies. He played his last international game against Guadeloupe in 2002 in the Caribbean Cup where the Reggae Boyz were crowned Champions.
Wolde Harris has been involved in youth football in the United States and Jamaica. In December 2009, he launch a company called Jamaica Grassroots football company with his father and brothers. Harris and along with his father and two brothers also coached at traditional Jamaican football powerhouse, Kingston College. Harris joined the staff of Clemson University in 2011 as a student assistant coach and continued to help the Tigers through 2012. He is currently the assistant coach of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC which plays in the USL Championship.
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- Dell'Apa, Frank (4 July 2004). "Harris still searching for a home". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
- Player profile - CD FAS