Amobi Okugo
Amobi Okugo

Player Profile

Sacramento, CA

High School:
Rio Americano HS




U.S. National Team -- Mainstay with the U.S. Youth National Teams ... 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, and at the 2009 Milk Cup ... Was in residency with the U.S. U-17s and had six caps in 2007 ... With the U-18s, he scored the only goal for the U.S. at the 2008 Lisbon Tournament.

2009 -- Fourth Bruin player and first since 2005 to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors ... Also received second-team All-Pac-10 acclaim ... Consensus All-Freshman selection nationally ... Started in all 20 games for UCLA, totaling 1744 minutes, third-most on the squad ... Recorded two assists (against UC Davis and vs. Oregon State) ... Helped the Bruins record six shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.86.

High School/Club -- First-team Parade All-American in 2009 and 2008 ... Ranked as the No. 1 recruit in 2009 by Top Drawer Soccer ... Three-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American ... Played club soccer with the San Juan Soccer Club, winning the 2008 Surf Cup ... Won a regional championship with the ODP State team.

Personal -- Describes his biggest athletic thrill as scoring a 30-yard left-footed volley in a game against Israel ... Admires Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien and Laker guard Kobe Bryant ... Hobbies include traveling, hanging out with family and friends and music ... Parents: Chris and Chinyere Okugo ... Has two younger brothers, Akachi and Amadi, and a younger sister, Ugonne ... Full name is Amobi Okugo ... Born March 13, 1991 in Hayward, CA ... Looking to major in Business-Economics.