Warren Ukah

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Warren Ukah
Personal information
Full name Warren Ukah
Date of birth (1985-03-22) March 22, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Village United
2004 Wilmington Hammerheads 13 (4)
2004–2005 Village United
2005 Virginia Beach Mariners 13 (2)
2006–2008 Atlanta Silverbacks 44 (10)
2007-08 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 27 (14)
2009 Portland Timbers U23s 2 (3)
2009 Rochester Rhinos 12 (3)
2010 NSC Minnesota Stars 19 (1)
2010-12 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 28 (8)
2011 FC Tampa Bay 21 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 11, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Warren Ukah (born March 22, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American soccer player.

Career[edit]

Ukah attended Grady High School before turning professional in 2003 with Village United in the Jamaican National Premier League.[1] Following the 2003-2004 Jamaican season, he returned to the US to play the summer season with the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL Pro Soccer League. He went back to Village United for the 2004-2005 season then came back north in 2005 to play for the Virginia Beach Mariners in the USL Second Division.[2]

In 2006, Ukah signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division. He spent three seasons with the Silverbacks, but lost much of the 2008 season with injuries. The team withdrew from the league at the end of the season. Ukah signed with the Milwaukee Wave of Major Indoor Soccer League in 2007. He was named to the 2007-2008 MISL All Rookie Team.[3]

In 2009, having been unable to secure a professional contract, Ukah signed with Portland Timbers' development team, Portland Timbers U23s, for their inaugural campaign in the USL Premier Development League[4] but played just two PDL games before moving to the Rochester Rhinos in July 2009.[5] On March 22, 2010 he signed with NSC Minnesota Stars.

Ukah played for the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League for the 2010-11 season. He played in 17 of the teams 20 regular season games, scoring 19 points (1 3G, 4 2G, 8 A). He went scoreless in the play-off championship game, one the Blast lost to the Milwaukee Wave, 6-17. (This was the team's only play-off game.)

Ukah signed with NASL club FC Tampa Bay on March 28, 2011.[6] On October 4, 2011, after conclusion of the 2011 season, FC Tampa Bay announced it would not re-sign Ukah for the 2012 season.[7]

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