Amobi Okugo

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Amobi Chidubem Okugo is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder and defender for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. Okugo grew up in Sacramento, California, attended Rio Americano High School and Jesuit High School, and played one year of college soccer at UCLA in 2009, where he was named the 2009 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Okugo was drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union. He made his professional debut on March 25, 2010, in the opening game of the 2010 MLS season against Seattle Sounders FC. Okugo has been a mainstay in U.S. youth national teams for many years. He played with the U-20s at the 2009 CONCACAF Championships and with the U-18s at the 2009 Australian Youth Festival, where he scored two goals in three games. He was in residency with the U.S. U-17s and had six caps in 2007, and scored the only goal for the U.S. U-18 team at the 2008 Lisbon Tournament.

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