Sean Okoli

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Sean Okoli
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Okoli playing for FC Cincinnati in 2016
Personal information
Full name Sean Ugo Okoli
Date of birth (1993-02-03) February 3, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Federal Way, Washington, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
New York City FC
Number 9
Youth career
2008–2010 Washington Premier FC
2010–2011 Seattle Sounders FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 61 (24)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 14 (6)
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 3 (0)
2014 Orange County Blues (loan) 2 (0)
2015 New England Revolution 5 (0)
2016 FC Cincinnati 29 (16)
2017– New York City 5 (1)
National team
2010 United States U18 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 17, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 25, 2014

Sean Okoli (born February 3, 1993) is an American professional soccer player for New York City FC of Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Federal Way, Washington, Okoli was a part of the Seattle Sounders FC Academy before attending college at Wake Forest University in 2011.[1] While playing for the Demon Deacons Okoli earned All-ACC honors in all three seasons he attended the college and scored 24 goals with 9 assists during his time there.[1] While playing at Wake Forest, Okoli also played in the USL PDL with the Seattle Sounders FC U-23 side in 2012 and 2013.[2] He was also one of the first Academy players to play for the Seattle Sounders reserve side in the MLS Reserve League in 2011.[2]

Professional[edit]

In January 2014, Okoli, along with academy teammate Aaron Kovar, signed a professional contract with Seattle Sounders FC.[1] He made his debut for the Sounders on March 8 in the team'ss Major League Soccer opener against Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field when he came on in the 86th minute for Lamar Neagle. He then contributed to the teams winning goal in the 93rd minute as they beat Sporting KC 1–0.[3]

In January 2015, the Sounders traded Okoli's rights to New England Revolution in order to trade up in the MLS SuperDraft and select Northwestern goal keeper Tyler Miller. [4][5]

After his release from New England, Okoli signed with United Soccer League side FC Cincinnati for the 2016 season.[6] Okoli led the USL in goals (16) for the 2016 season and was awarded the league's Golden Boot.[7] and Most Valuable Player award.[8]

After spending a season with FC Cincinnati, Okoli moved back to Major League Soccer, signing with New York City FC on December 5, 2016.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of December 5, 2016[10]
Club Season League Postseason U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Seattle Sounders FC U-23 2012 USL PDL 10 4 10 4
2013 USL PDL 4 2 4 2
U-23 Total 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6
Seattle Sounders FC 2014 MLS 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
New England Revolution 2015 MLS 5 0 5 0
FC Cincinnati 2016 USL 29 16 1 0 1 0 31 16
Career total 51 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 54 23

Honors[edit]

Individual

  • USL League MVP: 2016
  • USL All-League Team: 2016

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