At 37 years old, Andrew Dykstra has this physical status:
Dykstra grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia, attended Osbourn Park High School, and played soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2004 to 2008. He was redshirting in his first year. He joined the CAA in 2005 as a freshman and spent 18 games for VCU in his senior season, including being named to the All-CAA Second Team and lauded as the goalkeeper on the 2008 Scholar All-East Third Team.
Dykstra played four seasons for the Richmond Kickers Future in the United StatesL Premier Development League during his college years.
Dykstra was undrafted out of college and signed to the Chicago Fire's developmental roster on April 6, 2009 and moved to a senior roster spot later in June 2009. In a US Open Cup third-round match against Wilmington Hammerheads, he made his full professional debut for Fire on June 30, 2009.
In a bizarre last-minute move, Dykstra became the Fire's top goalkeeper early in the 2010 season. In Chicago's 2010 season opener against the New York Red Bulls, he made his MLS debut on March 27, 2010.
Dykstra was released by the Fire on January 31, 2011 after two seasons with the club. Dykstra made his pro-league debut with Charleston Battery of the USL Pro league on March 23, 2011.
Dykstra was named Most Valuable Player at the end of the regular season on August 12, 2011, in honor of his rookie season in which he led the USL Pro League in lowest Goals Against Average and the fewest goals allowed.
Dykstra was in the MLS for the first time since 2010 in three matches to replace injured goalkeeper Bill Hamid. Dykstra scored "admirably" by allowing only one goal. Dykstra started playing against Fulham FC in the same season, but was banned from playing for the remainder of the season.
Dykstra was selected by Sporting Kansas City in the 2016 MLS Re-Entry Draft Stage 2 following his release from D.C. United at the end of the 2016 season.
Dykstra was traded from Sporting Kansas City to Colorado Rapids in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft on February 8, 2018. Dykstra was released by Colorado at the end of the 2018 season.
Dykstra retired from professional soccer in March 2019.