Opoku attended the University of Virginia from 2015-2017, making 53 appearances (all starts) while registering 16 goals and nine assists. Opoku was named to the USC Second Team All-American in 2016 and 2017, as well as to the USC First Team All-South Region in 2016. Prior to attending the University of Virginia, he went to high school at Millbrook School and was named the MVP of the 2014 High School All-American Game.
Selected in the Second Round (32nd overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19, 2018
Name: Edward Opoku (oh-PAH-coo)
Born: August 1, 1996 in Konongo, Odumasi, Ghana
Hometown: Konongo, Odumasi, Ghana
Citizenship: Ghana, U.S.
Drafted: Selected in the Second Round (32nd overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19, 2018
Previous Experience: University of Virginia (2015-2017)
Opoku loves volunteering during his free time, especially working with kids. He has his own hashtag #BeHappy. Opoku’s favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Prison Break and The Walking Dead. He loves listening to all types of music, including Ghanaian music. Opoku’s favorite band is The Lumineers. Growing up, he was a Chelsea fan. His favorite place to go to in the world is Australia. Opoku’s favorite dish is jollof rice, a traditional Ghanaian meal. Growing up, he looked up to players like fellow Ghanaian David Accam, Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, and Brazilian player Robinho. Opoku previously played with teammate Mohammed Abu when they were both at the Right to Dream Academy. He speaks English and Twi.