Player Details

Name

Kofi Opare

Pronunciation

CO-fee oh-PAR-ee

Height

6' 2"

Weight

190 lbs

Date of Birth

10.12.1990 (30)

Birthplace

Mampong, Ghana

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario
College: University of Michigan
Birth date: October 12, 1990
Acquired: Colorado Rapids signed defender Kofi Opare to a one-year contract on February 25, 2019.

MLS CAREER

2019

  • Made 2019 debut on 4/6 at Orlando City Stadium against Orlando City SC.
  • Made Rapids debut against Orlando City SC on 4/6 at Exploria Park.

2018

  • Featured in 11 regular season games, 10 from the start, with D.C. United.

2017

  • Set career highs in games played and games started, with 26 and 25 respectively, with D.C. United.
  • Scored two goals and one assist.

2016

  • Featured in 10 regular season games, all from the start, with D.C. United.

2015

  • Featured in 18 regular season games, 17 from the start, scoring one goal for D.C. United.
  • Appeared in two playoff games, both from the start, with D.C. United.

2014

  • Featured in 6 regular season games, 5 from the start, with the LA Galaxy.

2013

  • Featured in 6 regular season games, 6 from the start, with the LA Galaxy.
  • Scored his first career goal against the Montreal Impact on 10/16.
  • Appeared in two playoff games, both from the start, with the LA Galaxy.

COLLEGE

  • Ranks 13th in matches played in University of Michigan history with 76 appearances (73 from the start) over four seasons, scoring six goals with two assists.
  • Named to Big Ten All-Freshman team (2009).
  • Named second team all-Big Ten as a junior (2011).
  • Team Defensive MVP (2011).
  • College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big Ten squad (2012).
  • Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch List (2012).
  • Team tri-captain (2012).

YOUTH

HIGHSCHOOL

  • Led his St. Paul high school to the soccer center championship in 2006.
  • St. Paul high school was a finalist in 2007.
  • Took home the St. Francis Invitational title in 2008.
  • Member of two regional zone championships (2007-08) and earned finalist honors in 2006.
  • Two-time Sossa zone champions (2007-08).

CLUB/JUNIOR TEAM

  • St. Catharine's Concord Gunners captured the Ontario Cup in 2007-08.
  • Claimed the 2007 U18 West Division Championship (2007) and the U18 OYSL league championship (2007).
  • Represented Ontario at the Canadian Club national championship, taking a fourth-place finish (2007).

INTERNATIONAL

  • Member of United States U-20 squad.

PERSONAL

  • Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.

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