Amobi Okugo

Amobi Okugo
Amobi Okugo
Amobi Okugo
Sporting Kansas City
Real Name: Amobi Okugo
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
Age: 24 (03/13/1991)
Birthplace: Hayward, CA

2014: Okugo finished second on the team in games played (32) and games started (31). He scored two goals and had two assists. While primarily playing center back at the beginning of the year, Okugo help shutout Chivas USA on May 31 in a 3-0 win and was named to the MLS Team of the Week by He switched to a more natural role of defensive midfielder when then-interim manager Jim Curtin took over in June and played there throughout the rest of the season. He broke a scoreless tie in the 47th minute during the team’s win over FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. He also scored a dramatic late goal against Chicago on Oct. 2. The year-end rankings placed Okugo as the No. 13 player under the age of 24.

2013: Played and started 32 games, logging 2879 minutes. He scored three goals and three assists. He scored and assisted against FC Dallas on June 29, 2013 to tie.

2012: Played in 27 games starting in 24 logging 2230 minutes.  Amobi proved to be a versatile player, playing several games at both midfield and defender.  He recorded his first MLS assist on September 23 during the Union’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo.

2011: Started in 10 of 15 matches played for the Union for a total of 811 minutes…Took 12 shots… Named a starter in seven Reserve League games (D.C. United 7/3; New England 7/18, 9/8; New York 8/15; Columbus 8/21, 9/18; Toronto 10/16).

2010: Drafted #6 overall by Philadelphia out of UCLA...Made professional debut on March 25 as a substitute in the team’s inaugural game at Seattle... Made four starts in 11 appearances for a total of 437 minutes.

2009: Generation adidas signee … Earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors ... Also received second-team All-Pac-10 acclaim ... Consensus All-Freshman selection nationally ... Started in all 20 games for UCLA, totaling 1,744 minutes, third-most on the squad ... Recorded two assists (against UC Davis and vs. Oregon State) ... Helped the Bruins record six shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.86.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB : First-team Parade All-American in 2009 and 2008 ... Ranked as the No. 1 recruit in 2009 by Top Drawer Soccer ... Three-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American ... Played club soccer with the San Juan Soccer Club, winning the 2008 Surf Cup ... Won a regional championship with the ODP State team.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Mainstay with the U.S. Youth National Teams ...Started in games against Suriname and Guatemala during 2011 U-20 World Cup Qualifying, just missing the WC with a loss to host Guatemala…Called up to U-23 camp in Germany in November of 2011…Played with the U-20s at the 2009 CONCACAF Championships and with the U-18s at the 2009 Australian Youth Festival, where he scored two goals in three games, and at the 2009 Milk Cup ... Was in residency with the U.S. U-17s and had six caps in 2007 ... With the U-18s, he scored the only goal for the U.S. at the 2008 Lisbon Tournament … Trained with U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team ahead of 2011 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, earning three separate appearances with the squad.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Sporting Kansas City3101081000010
2015Orlando City SC159081204111050
2014Philadelphia Union323122798231739031
2013Philadelphia Union323232879325636361
2012Philadelphia Union272402230116224230
2011Philadelphia Union15100811012418020
2010Philadelphia Union114043703114000
Career Totals-135111510075791211425202
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