Philadelphia Union draft pick Amobi Okugo

Posted on 21 January 2010 by Breton Bonnette

With things starting to get hectic for the Union’s inaugural SuperDraftees, ASN Philly had to settle for an introductory Q&A this time with Amobi Okugo, the #6 pick and 18-year old defensive midfielder out of UCLA. While #1 pick Danny Mwanga is in Portland tying up loose ends, Amobi and Jack McInerney are in Mexico with the US U-20s participating in the Copa Chivas Tournament. The jam-packed schedule doesn’t take away from his anxiety to get to Philadelphia and begin training camp on January 25th.

With the 2011 US U-20s cycle in full swing, Okugo should become a everyday player in Coach Thomas Rongen’s set-up along with fellow Union teammate Jack McInerney. Extremely athletic, vocal, and tough- tackling, Okugo could translate that international success to a prosperous professional club career. At least that’s what Union fans are banking on.

Head over to ASN Philly to read the interview.

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