Chris Odoi-Atsem

Chris Odoi-Atsem
Chris Odoi-Atsem
Chris Odoi-Atsem
Real Name: Chris Odoi-Atsem
HT: 5' 10" WT: 150
Age: 25 (05/28/1995)
Birthplace: Mitchellville, Maryland
Hometown: Mitchellville, Maryland

MLS Experience

2019:  After being cleared to play following his battle with Stage II Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Chris Odoi-Atsem returned to the lineup for D.C. United during the 3-3 draw against the Chicago Fire on May 29. The defender started the game and played 68 minutes. Odoi-Atsem made two more appearances as a substitute recording an impressive passing accuracy of 84%. The Maryland native spent the majority of the season with D.C. United’s USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United where he made six appearances and recorded two assists.

2018: The second-year defender made one appearance for United in 2018, playing 12 minutes off the bench in a 3-1 loss to Columbus on March 14. Odoi-Atsem tallied 11 touches and four passes against the Crew. Odoi-Atsem’s season was cut short due to his diagnosis of Stage Two Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

2017: In his rookie year, Odoi-Atsem made nine appearances (five starts). He made his full MLS debut as a 90th minute substitute in the 3-1 win against Atlanta on April 30. Odoi-Atsem also started and played 90 minutes in both of United’s 2017 U.S. Lamar Hunt Open Cup matches.

College Experience

Chris Odoi-Atsem played four seasons for the University of Maryland and made 81 appearances. Odoi-Atsem immediately earned a starting spot as a freshman and went on to become one of their best performers over four seasons with the Terps. As a senior in 2016, the defender recorded one goal and a career-high six assists while helping his team win a Big Ten Championship.

  • 2016: First Team All-Big Ten

  • 2016 NSCAA FIrst Team ALL-Midwest Region

  • 2015: Second Team All-Big Ten Conference

  • 2014: First Team All-Big Ten Conference


February 16, 2018 - United signed Chris Odoi-Atsem to a one-year contract with options for 2019 and 2020.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2021D.C. United00000000000
2020D.C. United15817690326020
2019D.C. United3101340000000
2018D.C. United100120110000
2017D.C. United9504820001000
Career Totals-2814113970437020
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