MLS All-Star candidate: Amobi Okugo

Okugo is one of eight nominees for August's MLS All-Star Game

 

Amobi Okugo

Jersey number: 14; Age: 23; Position: Defender 

Height: 6' 0; Weight: 175

Twitter: @amobisays; Instagram:@amobisays

  • The Union selected Amobi Okugo from UCLA with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft after earning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 2009.
  • Played and started 32 games, logging 2879 minutes. He scored three goals and three assists. He scored and assisted against FC Dallas on June 29, 2013 to tie.
  • Has played every minute this season, and leads all defenders on the team with twelve (12) shots.
  • Slated as the Union’s go-to defender against opposing teams most productive forward.

Star Moment this Year: His stellar performance at defensive midfield during the Sporting Kansas City win. He was a stalwart in the midfield and his game management settled the offense, contributing immensely to the team’s overall success. 

Vote Amobi Okugo for August's MLS All-Star Game in Portland!

Remember, fan voting ends July 11, so cast yours today: mlssoccer.com/all-star/2014/vote