Player Details


Marius Obekop


5' 10"


168 lbs

Date of Birth

12.19.1994 (28)


Yaoundé, Cameroon


Career Summary

Acquired: Signed on March 18, 2013, after preseason trial in Tucson, Ariz.


2013: Made five appearances as an 18-year-old rookie, all as a substitute … Made MLS debut on April 17 vs. Kansas City … Was on the field for Dax McCarty’s game-winning goal in dramatic 4-3 win on July 27 vs. Real Salt Lake … Playoffs: Did not appear … U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear … MLS Reserve League: Second-leading scorer in reserve play with five goals while playing in 11 of 12 games … Scored first reserve goal on March 31 in a 3-2 win vs. Columbus … Scored game-winning goal in 90th minute in 2-1 win vs. Chicago on August 27 … Also scored at Chicago, vs. Wilmington, and at Houston … Assisted on Andre Akpan’s game-winning goal in 75th minute of 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC in season finale on Sept. 15 … Other: Played the second half of the 2-2 friendly tie vs. French club Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

2010-2012: Joined Renaissance FC de Nhoumou, a club in Cameroon’s MTN Elite One league … Scored five goals in 18 games during the 2012 season and helped propel Renaissance to the quarterfinals of the Cameroon Cup.

Club: Obekop developed in the Arsenal de Yaounde youth organization as a member of his hometown Cameroon club.

International: Cameroon U-20 international … Obekop debuted for the U-20s in 2012, appearing twice during the African Cup of Nations qualifiers … At the U-17 level in 2011, he scored four goals in 15 matches in the U-17 Cup of Nations qualifiers … In 2010, he made his debut with the Cameroom U-17 team and scored 12 goals in 15 matches … Voted the team's top striker and finished as a silver medalist in the Nehru Cup … Voted U-17 Player of the Year in 2009 and claimed the Roger Milla Cup thanks to a four-goal performance.