Player Details

Name

Marius Obekop

Height

5' 10"

Weight

168 lbs

Date of Birth

12.19.1994 (26)

Birthplace

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Position

Midfielder
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

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

Professional:

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.

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