#6 Anderson Asiedu
Height: 5’ 6”
Hometown: Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana
Former Club: Atlanta United (MLS)
Anderson Asiedu played 33 games for the Three Sparks in 2022, making 27 starts. Seemingly everywhere at once, he made 1,067 passes (83.9 passing accuracy), 31 shots, 268 duels, 33 tackles, and had the second most dribbles per match with 1.5. He got himself two goals for the squad, the most in his professional career, one of which was voted Legion’s Goal of the Year — a legendary, game-winning header against arch-rivals Memphis 901FC in the last moments of the match
Asiedu made the most starts (32) for Birmingham during the 2021 season alongside Jonny Dean. He maintained a dominant presence on the pitch, leading the squad in passes (1,411) and duels (372), and second in interceptions (45). His manipulation of the ball also allowed him to lead the squad in fouls won (51). The fan-favorite scored his first ever goal for the Legion against Sporting Kansas City II from outside the box in the 91st minute, giving Birmingham a 4-2 victory.
Asiedu anchored the team in central midfield in 2020 and made 14 starts in which is racked up 25 interceptions (first on the team), 29 tackles (second), and added seven clearances, six chances created, four blocks, and four shots. He joined Legion FC at midseason in 2019, quickly earned his spot, and contributed four assists in 15 appearances, after being drafted by Atlanta in the first round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and being named MLS Combine Most Valuable Player.
His collegiate career included two-year stints at both Monmouth and UCLA, where he started 71 games total, scored six goals, added seven assists, and earned spots on the All-Pac-12 second team twice, Pac-12 All-Academic team, All-MAAC first team, All-Northeast Region first team, and All-MAAC second team.
Asiedu was discovered at age 16 in Ghana and then he moved to New Jersey and won a state and national championship with NJ-based prep school St. Benedict’s in 2014, as well as the 2013-2014 USSDA U17/18 national title with the Players Development Academy.