Lawrence Olum

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Lawrence Olum
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Olum
Date of birth (1984-07-10) 10 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Nairobi, Kenya
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Kansas City
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2006 Missouri Baptist Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 St. Louis Lions 16 (9)
2007–2008 Portland Timbers 44 (6)
2009 Minnesota Thunder 28 (5)
2010 Austin Aztex 21 (3)
2011 Orlando City 21 (0)
2011– Sporting Kansas City 55 (2)
National team
2014– Kenya 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 17, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 5, 2014

Lawrence Olum (born 10 July 1984) is a Kenyan professional footballer who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Olum spent four years playing college soccer at Missouri Baptist University, earning NAIA honorable mention All-America honors three times.[1]

After graduating, Olum spent the 2006 season with the St. Louis Lions of the USL Premier Development League, scoring 9 goals in 16 games.[1]

Professional[edit]

Olum turned professional with the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division in 2007, before moving to the Minnesota Thunder in March 2009.[2] He later played for the Austin Aztex and Orlando City, before moving to Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer in September 2011.[3]

International career[edit]

Olum was the subject of interest from the Kenyan national team in November 2009.[4] He was called up to the Kenya national team in November 2012 for the 2012 CECAFA Cup.[5]

Olum made his international debut in a 1-0 victory over Comoros in May 2014.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steve Brandon (10 April 2007). "Creative player trades dirt for turf". Portland Tribune. 
  2. ^ "Thunder add Portland's Olum". United Soccer Leagues. 4 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Josh Whisenhunt (15 September 2011). "Sporting KC signs defender Lawrence Olum". Sporting Kansas City. 
  4. ^ Patrick Korir (23 November 2009). "Olum caught off guard by Stars call up". Futaa.com. 
  5. ^ "Kenya Coach Henri Michel announces CECAFA squad". kawowo.com. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.sportingkc.com/news/2014/05/lawrence-olum-makes-competitive-debut-kenya

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