Kofi Opare

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

MLS Experience

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

2012: Opare was appointed as a team captain to begin the season. He missed nearly a month with nose and appendix injuries, but started all 17 games he featured in, while scoring three goals.

2011: Opare started all 20 games for the team, playing a team-best 1,781 minutes. On the year, he had two goals an assist. Furthermore, he was named Second Team All-Big Ten. 

2010: Seeing regular playing time, Opare played in 25 games, starting in 24 and had one assist in regular season play. Additionally, in the team’s 3-2 win over Maryland in the 2010 NCAA College Cup, Opare picked up another assist.

2009: As a freshman at the University of Michigan, Opare played in 14 games, starting in 10, while scoring one goal. Opare was selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.


2009: Big Ten All-Freshman Team

2011: Second Team All-Big Ten


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


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.


Holds both Canadian and US nationality.


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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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015D.C. United18171161509120110
2014D.C. United00000000000
2014LA Galaxy6504950204020
2013LA Galaxy6615340214010
Career Totals-302822644013228140
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