Kofi Opare

Kofi Opare
Kofi Opare
Kofi Opare
D.C. United
Defender
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Real Name: Kofi Opare
HT: 6' 2" WT: 190
Age: 25 (10/12/1990)
Birthplace: Mampong, Ghana
Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario

MLS EXPERIENCE

2015
Opare has been an important part of the Black-and-Red defense all season. He made his season debut on March 28, replacing an injured Steven Birnbaum in the fifth minute. Opare started his first MLS match at Orlando City on April 3. The defender scored his first Black-and-Red goal in United’s 2-1 win over Orlando City on May 13. He started all four games in the 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League as well as both matches in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Opare is one of two D.C. United players to score in MLS play, Open Cup and SCCL in 2015 (Arrieta).
2014
Following his acquisition from the Galaxy, Opare did not appear during the regular season for the Black-and-Red, but he started in all four of the team’s CONCACAF Champions League group stage games. Started six games for the LA Galaxy and helped the team to one shutout before being traded.
2013
Selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the second round (24th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Opare appeared in six games during his rookie year, scoring one goal against the Montreal Impact on 10/16.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

2009-2012: Opare was named Second Team All-Big Ten in 2011. Opare played in 14 games as a freshman, starting in 10, while scoring one goal. Opare was selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.

PREP

Graduated St. Paul Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he starred for the soccer team.

CLUB

Played for St. Catharine's Concord Gunners. Won Ontario Cup in 2007-2008. Represented Ontario at the Canadian Club national championship in 2007, where the team took fourth place.

YOUTH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Former member of the US U-20 national team, playing in two games.

PERSONAL

Holds both Canadian and US nationality.

ACQUIRED

Traded from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a trade of allocation rankings. Additionally, United received the Galaxy’s 2015 natural SuperDraft selection.  


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016D.C. United110900100000
2015D.C. United18171161509120110
2014D.C. United00000000000
2014LA Galaxy6504950204020
2013LA Galaxy6615340214010
Career Totals-312922734014228140
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