Dominic Oduro (footballer, born 1995)

Dominic Oduro (born 23 January 1995) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship.

Dominic Oduro
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995[1]
Place of birth Ghana
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Full back, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 18
Youth career
–2011 Right to Dream Academy
2011–2013 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Manchester City 0 (0)
2013–2014AGF (loan) 13 (1)
2014 → Mouscron (loan) 1 (0)
2015IK Frej (loan) 12 (0)
2016 Nordsjælland 2 (0)
2017–2018 FC Golden State Force 18 (1)
2018– Tampa Bay Rowdies 45 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2019

Club career

Oduro joined Manchester City's youth academy from the Right to Dream Academy in his native Ghana in 2011.[1] After a successful trial, he joined Danish Superliga club AGF in January 2013 on loan for 18 months.[2] He made his debut for the club in a 2–0 win against FC Vestsjælland on 27 July.[3]

Oduro was selected in the 2nd round as the 44th overall draft pick by Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS SuperDraft on January 13, 2017.[4] However, he was cut during preseason.[5]

Oduro signed with fourth-tier Premier Development League side FC Golden State Force in April 2017.[6] During his first season with the club, he made 13 regular season appearances for the club.[7] Oduro was part of the 2018 FC Golden State Force team that made a deep run in the 2018 U.S. Open Cup, defeating two USL teams before falling to the LA Galaxy.

In February 2018 it was announced that Oduro was on trial with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC of the United Soccer League.[8]

Oduro signed with USL side Tampa Bay Rowdies on 20 June 2018.[9][10]

References

  1. "Dominic Oduro" (in Danish). AGF Fodbold. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. Stephenson, Rebecca (31 January 2013). "Manchester City youngsters Dominic Oduro and Mohammed Abu are heading to Denmark on loan with Aahus and Nordsjaelland". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. "Spillerstatistik: 15 Dominic Oduro" [Player statistics]. danskfodbold.com (in Danish). Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. Gunhus, Tyler. "Sounders Draft Profile: Midfielder Dominic Oduro". Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  5. https://www.modernghana.com/sports/760214/mls-side-seattle-sounders-fc-release-ghanaian-defender-domin.html
  6. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/853767768436375552
  7. "PDL profile". Premier Development League. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  8. "Preseason Week 3" (PDF). Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  9. "ROWDIES STRENGTHEN MIDFIELD WITH SIGNING OF TAKU AND ODURO". RowdiesSoccer.com. Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  10. Coreschi, Colton. "Force's Oduro Signs with USL's Rowdies". USLPDL.com. USL PDL. Retrieved 20 June 2018.


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