Ike Opara

Ike Opara
Ike Opara
San Jose Earthquakes
Defender
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Real Name: Ike Opara
HT: 6' 2" WT: 180
Age: 26 (02/20/1989)
Birthplace: Durham, NC
Hometown: Durham, NC

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2011: MLS: Made 2011 season debut coming on as a substitute in 83rd minute at FCD on 3/26 … Came on as a substitute in the 70th minute vs. SEA on 4/2 … Made first start of the season, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card vs. TFC on 4/9 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/16 and at VAN on 5/11 … Came on as a substitute in 82nd minute vs. CLB on 5/14 … Played 90 minutes vs. NE on 5/21 and at CHI on 5/28 … Missed final 23 games of MLS season due to left foot injury … Exhibition: -- … Open Cup Qualifying: Played 120 minutes, scored the game-winning goal and received a yellow card at POR on 5/3 … Reserves: Played 90 minutes vs. VAN on 3/22 … Started and played 64 minutes vs. SEA on 4/3 … Played 90 minutes vs. CHV on 4/23.

2010: MLS: Picked third overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft … Appeared in 11 matches, starting 10 … Scored three goals … Made MLS debut and played 90 minutes vs. RSL on 3/27 … Scored first career goal, a game-winner, in 82nd minute at CHI on 4/10 … Scored his second goal in the win vs. NE on 4/17 … DNP vs. COL on 5/1 … DNP vs. NY on 5/8 or at NE on 5/15 due to right hamstring strain … DNP at SEA on 5/22 or vs. TFC on 5/29 … Came on as a substitute in the 76th minute vs. CLB on 6/2 … Played 90 minutes at FCD on 6/7 and at RSL on 6/25 … Played 90 minutes vs. DC on 7/3 and scored a goal … Played 90 minutes at PHI on 7/10, at LA on 7/22, and vs. SEA on 7/31 … DNP at COL on 8/7 through KC on 10/23 due to fractured left foot … Exhibition: Started and played 72 minutes vs. CHV on 6/12 … MLS Cup Playoffs: --.

International: Started all three matches at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt as the U.S. went 1-2, including a 4-1 win over Cameroon in the second game of the group stage … Invited to camp with the U.S. Olympic squad (U-23) from Feb. 19-29, 2012 … Scored a goal during camp in a friendly with FC Dallas on 2/22. 

College: 2009: Appeared in 17 games during junior season at Wake Forest and scored three goals and notched two assists … Earned All-American honors from the NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer.com … Named semifinalist for M.A.C. Hermann Trophy … Selected as ACC Defensive Player of the Year for second straight year … Earned All-ACC first team accolades … Named preseason All-American by Soccer America and College Soccer News … Started both games at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, earning all-tournament honors … 2008: Started 22 games during 2008, scoring five goals … Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year … Earned All-ACC First Team honors … Finalist for the Soccer News Net College Player of the Year Award … Named first team All-American by TopDrawerSoccer.com and College Soccer News … Earned Second Team All-America honors from the NSCAA and Soccer America … 2007: Named Soccer America First Team All-Freshman … Selected to All-ACC Freshman Team … First collegiate goal was the tying mark in Wake’s 1-1 draw with Elon on 10/2.

High School/Club: Four-year letterman at C.E. Jordan High School … Three time all-conference selection … All-Piedmont Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a junior … MVP in 2005 and 2006 … Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman … All-Region selection in 2005 … Helped C.E. Jordan High to four conference championships … Played his club soccer for Triangle FC Navy 88 … Member of the North Carolina ODP team in 2007 … Three-time selection to the Super Y ODP … Named an Elite 300 All-Star.

Personal: Parents are Emmanuel and Clarice … Stayed at Wake Forest after the 2010 SuperDraft in order to finish up his junior year of classes, shuffling back and forth to North Carolina for midterms.


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