Ike Opara

Ike Opara
Ike Opara
Real Name: Ike Opara
HT: 6' 2" WT: 180
Age: 31 (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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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Minnesota United2221800226000
2019Minnesota United302932566122518140
2018Sporting Kansas City313132773223630050
2017Sporting Kansas City303032700017523130
2016Sporting Kansas City251611542315722141
2015Sporting Kansas City6625340726000
2014Sporting Kansas City3201520424000
2013Sporting Kansas City181531397013625130
2012San Jose Earthquakes167076308211200
2011San Jose Earthquakes85048503010310
2010San Jose Earthquakes1110391401058010
Career Totals-18015320140066124421639211
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