(born 28 March
) is an American soccer
A graduate of Rutgers University
, sixth all-time scoring leader at the University with 32 goals in 72 games, he was drafted by the MetroStars
of Major League Soccer
after college. He turned down the offer opting to sign with AZ Alkmaar
in the Second Division in Holland in 1996, he was also selected for the U.S. Olympic Team that played in Atlanta that year. Amani-Dove scored what many have said is one of the most important goals for that club's history in 1998, the equalizer in the away match against ADO Den Haag to win promotion for the club.
After Holland, Amani-Dove played with Bad Bleiberg
and was a featured player scoring 32 goals in two seasons with the club. In 1999 the player made a move to Tzafririm Holon
in the Israeli first division where Amani-Dove again showed his scoring touch with 19 goals in his two seasons with the club. In 2001 the Dallas Burn
of Major League Soccer acquired Amani-Dove. In 2002 looking to transition from professional soccer to the business world, Amani-Dove moved to the USL and played with the Rochester Rhinos
in 2002 and the Virginia Beach Mariners
from 2003 to 2005., which gave him more time to pursue off-of-the-field opportunities.
Amani-Dove retired in 2005 and is now a successful businessman in the Washington, DC
metro area. Amani-Dove has guest speaking engagements across the country focused on the importance of recreational programs and sports for youth. He also provides guest technical training for many youth clubs in Maryland and Virginia.