Player Details

Name

Micheal Azira

Height

5' 10"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

8.22.1987 (35)

Birthplace

Kampala, Uganda

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Defensive Midfielder

Preferred Side

Unknown
Career Summary

Out of contract following 2020 season.

PRONUNCIATION: Ah-ZEER-ah

Azira is a holding midfielder who has professional experience on the MLS and USL levels. Tasked with shielding the backline, the midfielder's work is often overlooked, but critical in helping team's transition into the attacking phase as well as lessening the defensive load for teammates.

INTERNATIONAL: Has been a Ugandan youth international and was called up to the Uganda senior national team in 2014. He also featured in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

OUTSIDE MLS: Played for USL side Charleston Battery from 2012-13, winning the 2012 USL PRO championship and scoring the winning goal in the final against Wilmington. Azira also played in four games for Seattle Sounders 2 in USL in 2015. He won the 2014 US Open Cup with the Sounders, playing in four games in that tournament, and also played in the 2015-16 Concacaf Champions League group stage with Seattle.

COLLEGE: Played collegiately at University of Mobile and Lindsey Wilson College, winning an NAIA national championship with the latter in 2009 and earning NAIA All-America honorable mention his senior season at Mobile.

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