Okugo during 2011 preseason training with the Union
|Full name||Amobi Chidubem Okugo|
|Date of birth||March 13, 1991|
|Place of birth||Hayward, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2006–2007||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2007||United States U17||6||(0)|
|2008–2011||United States U20||15||(0)|
|2012–||United States U23||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
Okugo started and played the full 90 minutes in 2 games for the U-20's at the Torneo De Las Americas in November 2010. He captained the team in their match vs. Colombia. Okugo was also a late addition to the U-20 camp in January 2011.
Okugo, along with Union teammate Zac MacMath, was called up to the U-20 squad for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March and April 2011. The Philadelphia Union were the only Major League Soccer team with two players represented. In late 2011, Okugo was called into the first two USMNT U-23 Olympic camps. Okugo was called into the final camp before qualifying as the U-23's take on the Mexican U-23's.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2010||Philadelphia Union||Major League Soccer||11||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||12||0|
Updated August 3, 2013
Okugo was born to Nigerian parents. His favorite players growing up were Nigerian internationals Jay-Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, and John Obi Mikel. In addition to playing professionally, Okugo coaches soccer to young soccer players in Philadelphia.
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- 2010 MLS SuperDraft
- OKUGO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT U-20 SQUAD
- http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/news/2010/12/okugo-added-us-u-20-camp Okugo Added to US U-20 Camp
- http://www.ussoccer.com/News/U-20-MNT/2011/03/Rongen-Finalizes-Roster-for-CONCACAF-U20-Championship.aspx Rongen Finalizes Roster for CONCACAF Under-20 Championship