Player Details


Lawrence Olum


6' 2"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

7.10.1984 (39)


Nairobi, Kenya


Career Summary

Option declined following 2019 season.

Olum spent five years with Sporting Kansas City before joining the Timbers ahead of the 2017 season, where he helped the club to a first place Western Conference finish in 2017 and a MLS Cup appearance in 2018. Olum is a veteran who is sure to provide depth for Minnesota's backline and midfield.

INTERNATIONAL: Olum has made four appearances with the Kenyan National Team. He was called up in November of 2012 for the 2012 CECAFA Cup and made his international debut in a 1-0 victory over Comoros in May 2014.

OUTSIDE MLS: Olum has played with Orlando City (2011), the Austin Aztec, Minnesota Thunder and the Portland Timbers (2007/08) before making his MLS debut. Played in Malaysia in 2015.

COLLEGE: After moving to the United States as a teenager, played four years at Missouri Baptist University (NAIA).