Kofi Opare

Kofi Opare
Kofi Opare
Kofi Opare
D.C. United
Real Name: Kofi Opare
HT: 6' 2" WT: 190
Age: 25 (10/12/1990)
Birthplace: Mampong, Ghana
Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario

How Acquired: Traded from LA Galaxy on July 29, 2014.

2014: Started six games for the LA Galaxy, helping the team to one shutout, before being traded to D.C. United. … Did not make any appearances for United in 2014.

2013: Selected by the LA Galaxy in the second round (No. 24 overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft … Stepped into the lineup in September and started six of the Galaxy's final eight games as a rookie, scoring his first professional goal to give LA a 1-0 win vs. Montreal on Oct. 16 … Started both legs of Galaxy's Western Conference semifinal series loss to Real Salt Lake.

College: Played four years (2009-12) at the University of Michigan … Played 14 games his freshman season, starting 10 and scoring a goal … Named to Big Ten All-Freshman team … Played 25 games as a sophomore in 2010, starting 24 … Picked up an assist in the regular season and another in Michgan's 3-2 overtime win over Maryland to advance to the 2010 NCAA College Cup … Started all 20 games as a junior in 2011, playing a team-best 1,781 minutes and playing the entire match 10 times … Picked up two goals and an assist … Named second team all-Big Ten … Started all 17 games he played as a senior in 2012 despite missing nearly a month with nose an appendix injuries … Named team captain, scored three goals on the season.

Prep: Graduated St. Paul Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he starred for the soccer team.

Club: Played for St. Catharines Concord Gunners. Won Ontario Cup in 2007-2008. Represented Ontario at the Canadian club national championship in 2007, where the team took fourth place.

International: Former member of the US U-20 national team.

Personal: Born in Ghana and lived in South Africa, New Jersey and Niagara Falls, Ontario while growing up … Citizen of Ghana, US and Canada … Graduated from University of Michigan with dual degree in biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience and African and American studies … Played cricket more than soccer until moving to the US.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015D.C. United18171161509120110
2014D.C. United00000000000
2014LA Galaxy6504950204020
2013LA Galaxy6615340214010
Career Totals-302822644013228140
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