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  1. Sporting Kansas City 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Sporting News

    ... to allow less than a goal a game. Not surprisingly, the club saw Tim Melia win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Ike Opara named the Defender of the Year. The attack, however, was substandard, scoring the fifth-fewest goals in the league. The team did ...

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  2. Sarachan on new-look USMNT: 'This group has been really refreshing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 26 | Goal.com

    ... key piece in every team, the veteran leadership piece. "Clearly the older guys that are here - Justin Morrow, Ike Opara - have been looked to for a little bit more leadership given their age and experience," he added. "But even a guy like Jordan ...

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  3. Former Sporting KC teammates Sapong and Opara hope to stand together for USARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | Soccer America

    More than four years after winning an MLS Cup title with Sporting Kansas City, forward C.J. Sapong and defender Ike Opara are in a U.S. training camp vying for the right to once again wear the same jersey. Strong performances for their clubs in 2017 earned them spots in the January camp that will conclude Jan. 28 with a friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina at StubHub Center.

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  4. Loons' Christian Ramirez one of four key questions for embattled U.S. men's teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    ... at 27, might be the next choice, though he could leave partway through this camp to rejoin his Danish club. Does Ike Opara look like an international-quality center back? Opara, at 28, is older than your typical national-team debutant, but that ...

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  5. MLS Positional Rankings (Centerbacks, Right): Opara's strong season earns top spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Soccer America

    ... of the defense. If a player appeared mainly as the middle man of a three-defender system, he is listed here. 1. Ike Opara (Sporting KC) 2. Kendall Waston (Vancouver) 3. Drew Moor (Toronto FC) 4. Adolfo Machado (Houston) 5. Johan Kappelhof (Chicago) ...

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  6. Sebastian Giovinco, David Villa headline MLS Best XIRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | Goal.com

    ... and Villa have each been selected once before. Tim Melia (Sporting Kansas City), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), VA ctor Vazquez (Toronto FC), Josef MartA nez (Atlanta United) and ...

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  7. Sporting KC's Melia named MLS Goalkeeper of the YearRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2017 | Sporting News

    The Sporting Kansas City man joins his teammate Ike Opara as a league award winner after being part of the unit that allowed the fewest goals in MLS The 31-year-old Melia was a part of Sporting KC's league-best defensive unit that allowed just 29 goals on the season. He also managed 10 clean sheets, good for a tie for second in the league.

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  8. Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara wins MLS Defender Of The YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Stumptown Footy

    Portland Timbers After opening W-League action last week, a trio of Thorns FC players returned to action this weekend, suiting up for their Australian club sides. Friday evening, Thorns teammates Britt Eckerstrom and Emily Sonnett met up for at McDonald Jones Stadium for an evening match between Eckerstom's Newcastle Jets and Sonnett's Sydney FC.

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  9. Ike Opara named MLS Defender of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Goal.com

    The Sporting KC center back posted a career year in 2017, setting a career high in starts and minutes while anchoring the league's top defense Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara has been named the 2017 Major Leage Soccer Defender of the Year, the league announced Thursday. The 28-year-old made 30 starts for Sporting KC in 2017, anchoring a defense that conceded a league-low 29 goals on the season.

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  10. Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara voted MLS Defender of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas City's Ike Opara has been voted Major League Soccer Defender of the Year after helping his team win the U.S. Open Cup title.

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  11. Justin Morrow named runner-up for MLS Defender of the Year awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Waking The Red

    Toronto FC's Justin Morrow runner-up to Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara for #MLS defender of the year, Kendall Waston third . Best defence in league wins out, MLS players, staff and media voted on a longlist that was made up of each club putting forward up to two of its defenders for consideration.

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  12. Sporting KC's Ike Opara named MLS Defender of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | KCTV5

    Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara was voted the 2017 MLS Defender of the Year, Major League Soccer announced Thursday. "I am truly honored to be named 2017 MLS Defender of the Year," Opara said.

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  13. Tim Melia named Goal's MLS Goalkeeper of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Goal.com

    ... in his 31 matches. Playing behind a stout Sporting Kansas City defense - including Goal MLS Defender of the Year Ike Opara - certainly didn't hurt matters, but Melia deserves plenty of credit for the job he did when that back line was in trouble. ...

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  14. Ike Opara named Goal's MLS Defender of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Goal.com

    The Sporting KC defender was finally able to stay healthy this season and proved to be an instrumental part in the league's best defensive unit For much of his professional career, the problem hasn't been what Ike Opara did on the field. It's been keeping him on it.

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  15. And the Winner is...Major League Soccer Announces Awards FinalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Eighty Six Forever

    ... Lauren Ciman of the Monteral Impact. This season, he has tough competition, facing Justin Morrow (Toronto FC) and Ike Opara ( Sporting Kansas City ). Some might make an argument that Morrow should not be up for this award as he is not a 'true' ...

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  16. Toronto's Giovinco up for MLS MVP again, faces four other contendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | The Chronicle-Journal

    ... Miguel Almiron in the race for the Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award. Morrow, Waston and Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara are finalists for Defender of the Year. Waston, the Whitecaps captain, was runner-up in 2015 to Montreal's Laurent Ciman. Vanney is ...

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  17. Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco nominated for MLS MVP againRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | The Globe and Mail

    ... Miguel Almiron in the race for the Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award. Morrow, Waston and Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara are finalists for Defender of the Year. Waston, the Whitecaps captain, was runner-up in 2015 to Montreal's Laurent Ciman. Vanney is ...

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  18. Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City, MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo beat ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Dynamo Theory

    ... Sporting Kansas City had finally broken the dead lock in the 77th minute. Sporting was awarded a free kick and Ike Opara found the back of the net on a header off the kick. However, Opara was ruled offside and the goal was nullified. After four ...

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  19. Oct. 26: Dynamo 1, Sporting KC 0Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    ... Stadium Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Houston Dynamo forward Erick Torres (9) and Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara (3) go up for a header during the first half of the first-round playoff MLS match at BBVA Compass Stadium Thursday, Oct. 26, ...

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  20. MLS Awards: Sporting Kansas City anchor Opara is top defenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | Soccer America

    ... several international central defenders along with the domestic group. In 2017, MLS has finally seen the player Ike Opara can be. Opara was taken as the No. 3 overall pick in 2010 by San Jose, but his physical gifts did not translate into confident, ...

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