HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from LA Galaxy on July 29, 2014.
PRONUNCIATION: CO-fee oh-PAR-ee
A second-round pick by the LA Galaxy in 2013, Opare filled in admirably for the club during the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs despite his inexperience. His solidity defensively and calmness on the ball earned him playing time for United in 2015 and he enters 2016 as the club's third center back.
COLLEGE: Played four years (2009-12) at the University of Michigan. Named to Big Ten All-Freshman team. Named second team all-Big Ten as a junior.