Ike Opara

Ike Opara
Ike Opara
Ike Opara
Sporting Kansas City
Defender
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Real Name: Ike Opara
HT: 6' 2" WT: 180
Age: 27 (02/21/1989)
Birthplace: Durham, NC

HOW ACQUIRED: From San Jose before the start of the 2013 season.

PRONUNCIATION: oh-PAR-ah

A product of Wake Forest University, Opara was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas signing. Opara suffered severe injuries in early 2014 and 2015. Before the premature ending to his 2015 season, Opara was the talk of the league for two headed goals and three MLS team of the week nods in the month of March alone. If Opara can remain healthy for the whole season, he will look to become one of the elite center backs in the league.

INTERNATIONAL: Started all three matches at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.  Invited to camp with the U.S. Olympic squad (U-23) in February, 2012.

COLLEGE: Two time ACC defensive player of the year. Two time all American, and MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2008.

 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Sporting Kansas City251611542315722141
2015Sporting Kansas City6625340726000
2014Sporting Kansas City3201520424000
2013Sporting Kansas City181531397013625130
2012San Jose Earthquakes167076308211200
2011San Jose Earthquakes85048503010310
2010San Jose Earthquakes1110391401058010
Career Totals-8761957873602486791
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