Ryan Futagaki
Ryan Futagaki

Player Profile

Fountain Valley, CA

High School:
Fountain Valley HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 150





U.S. Beach Soccer Team Qualifies FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

UCLA assistant Eddie Soto leads U.S. team to CONCACAF Championship.

2002 -- Finalist for the M.A.C. Hermman Trophy ... Team co-captain ... Named to the NSCAA All-Far West third team ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Scored three goals and four assists in 2002 ... Scored goals against Boston, Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the NCAA Championship game against Stanford ... Also had an assist in the San Diego State, Oregon State (home) and Penn State games.

2001 -- First-team All-Pac-10 selection ...Scored three goals and three assists in 2001 ...All three goals were scored on penalty kicks, including the game-winner in overtime against Cal on the road ...Drew the foul that forced the penalty kick attempt in that game ...Recorded assists against Virginia, Stanford and LMU in the NCAA first round ... Team co-captain.

2000 -- Played in the first two games of the season before suffering a knee injury that kept him out the rest of the year ...Granted a medical redshirt year.

1999 -- Established new career-highs in goals (3), assists (3) and points (9) ... All three of his assists were on game-winners in league games against UCSB, UC Irvine and San Diego State ...Scored his first career goal in the Bruins' win over Oregon State ...Scored again against UNLV ... Recorded UCLA's first goal in the 4-1 NCAA first round win over USD ... Started 18 of 22 games ... Member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Pan American Games team ... Earned five U-23 caps at the Games ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team which advanced to the second round of the World Youth Championships ... Scored the USA's only goal against Japan.

1998 -- Played in all 21 games in 1998, starting 12 ... His lone point came on an assist against Sacramento State ... Voted Rookie of the Year by his teammates.

High School -- Assisted on a goal in the U.S. U-20's 5-1 victory over Canada in CONCACAF qualifying for the World Youth Championships ...Also played with the U-16 and U-17 National Teams ... Named to Soccer America's and USA Today's lists of Top 25 recruits ... 1997-98 Parade All-American ...Two-time All-CIF selection and team captain at Fountain Valley HS under coach Kevin Smith ... Twice led his team to the CIF Division I title game ... As a senior, scored 12 goals and eight assists ... Scored 17 goals and 10 assists as a junior to earn Sunset League MVP honors ... Totaled four goals and 11 assists as a sophomore and four goals and six assists as a freshman ... Also twice named first-team all-county by the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register ... Selected to the All-Sunset League first-team all four years ... Played club soccer with the Mission Viejo Pateadores ... Captained the Pateadores to the national semifinals and the Reebok Championship in 1996 ...Led his team to the National Cup Championship in 1998 and the NHB Tournament title in 1997 and 1998.

Personal -- Is dedicating his senior season to his father Arnie, who passed away in June ... Has two brothers, Brandon and Brent, who also played soccer at Fountain Valley HS, and a sister-in-law, Kei ... Describes his biggest athletic thrill as making the U.S. Under-20 National Team and playing against professional players ...Admires German forward Jurgen Klinsmann ... Enjoys skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding ... Full name is Ryan Arnold Futagaki ... Born January 17, 1980 in Huntington Beach, CA ... Sociology major.

Career Statistics

Yr GP GS Sh Gl A Pts
1998 21 12 21 0 1 1
1999 22 18 35 3 3 9
2001 22 21 51 3 3 9
2002 23 15 27 3 4 10
Totals 88 66 134 9 11 29