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Nwobodo Makes MLS Team Of The Week

Nwobodo Makes MLS Team Of The Week

FC Cincinnati and Nigerian midfielder Obinna Nwobodo has been named in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Team of the Week for his performance in Week 15 at Philadelphia Union, Completesports.com reports.

Nwobodo’s inclusion in the Team of the Week was confirmed by FC Cincinnati on their website.

His defensive prowess and clinical passing helped his side to a 1-1 draw away to the Union on Saturday night.
He earned a spot in the Starting XI on the MLS Team of the Week in his seventh career MLS game.

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His 89.7 percent accurate passing was his team’s highest total among players who played for 90 minutes.

His high mark was given with his team-highs, per Stats Perform, in total passes (58) and accurate passes (52).
Also, per Stats Perform, he led FC Cincinnati in tackles (3), duels won (8), possession won (9), total dribbles (4) and successful dribbles (3).
FC Cincinnati have earned 12 spots on the league’s weekly Team of the Week this season.

And since the club joined MLS in 2019, Nwobodo’s recognition is the 49th for the club on the MLS Team of the Week.

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Nwobodo started his youth career with FC Inter Enugu while completing his high school education in Enugu State, Nigeria.

He was scouted while representing his high school in a football competition and later played for FC Inter in the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL) and State FA Cup.

During a preseason friendly between Enugu Rangers and FC Inter Enugu, he put in a man-of-the-match performance that troubled the six-time Nigerian league champions, who negotiated a deal to have him join them during the 2015–16 league season.

Nwobodo was instrumental to Enugu Rangers’s eventual title triumph, providing half of the assists for Chisom Egbuchulam’s 16 goals and ending Rangers’ 32-year wait for a 7th league title.

He was a member of the Flying Eagles squad that emerged champions at the 2015 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.

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  • Collins id 1 year ago

    If Nigeria is looking for the nest xavi of africa, Nwobodo is the man, he is a complete midfield maistro. Attack good, pass good and shot is superb, he is far better option to our fake number 10 (aribo). Aribo killed our football since he became regular no assist, no shot, no range shots, no killer pass, cost us nations cup and worldcup! But i love him though if only the coach can take him out of the midfield and play him upfront where he is far better.

    • Sean 1 year ago

      Very stupid and ignorant comment. Nigerians are cruel and very evil sometimes. I’m sure you were one of the people that hyped him initially and then now you talking shit. You have already started calling this one Xavi. Why is Nwobodo ot in a top league in Europe? The moment this guy has a below average game in the national team fools like tou will call for his head.

    • Supatemmy 1 year ago

      Your comment nor gel abeg… The Aribo I know is a good player.

  • he should be in the super eagles team. but the team handlers are picking players who play in big leagues but dont offer much to the team.

    • JimmyBall 1 year ago

      @Sportsfan… I agree with your comment 100%. Some people think quality is only by playing for a big club. Frank Onyeka, Shehu Abdullah and that Sani Faisal guy don’t even qualify to wash socks for Obinna Nwobodo. “Ball know im people”…

  • Four four two 1 year ago

    Obinna is good especially his finals balls but I little wonder why big clubs haven’t come for him. May be there is something he lacks which the fans aren’t seeing

  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    They will keep lying to us that we don’t have replacements for Ndidi but mba, we have Nwobodo. Even Nwobodo can score goals, and do more than Ndidi but let me wait and see if Oga Paseiro will give Nwobodo a chance to prove Eguavoen and Oga Rohr wrong.

    CSN do not do their job anymore. I still remember those days, CSN used to contact the coaching crew of the Super Eagles and the players but not anymore but why CSN? What you are doing now is copy and paste news. That is not good enough. We also need edit button on this site.

    However, I want to see new players under the new gaffer if truly he’s trying to build a solid team.

    Uzoho and Adeleye are the two goalies we have at the moment and we can get the best out of the two keepers.

    We have two reliable strikers in Osimhen and Dessers. We also other strikers available which is very good for our team.

    But we still need Ejaria, Nwobodo, Azubuike and Micheal to do something unique for this our new Oga Paseiro.

    Enough of wotowoto talk, we need our best players under Oga Paseiro period. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Collins id 1 year ago

    @sean your father and forfathers are fools, aribo is a mistake in disguise you can go and kill your mother, becos i said it, thunder fire you and your future, aribo should go and fight for either second striker position or a wing position, he is not a midfielder. Only few people like us with the eyes of an eagle will tell u these bitter truth

    • Tristan 1 year ago

      I agree with you, and before Nigeria’s match against Sao Tome I made similar comments, and thankfully he was benched. I like Joe, but he has become a jack of all trades and lost specialization.
      He is no box-to-box, he’s no playmaker, he’s not some great passer of the ball and he’s dribbling is always to hold rather than carry the ball.
      He may have potential as an attacking midfielder but doesn’t play that position for SE. I still support his inclusion in the squad because of his versatility but no longer a starting shirt.
      He looks good as a wing-back if the coach wants to play 3-5-2. For now, I will go along with those who say he’s had a long season and played more matches than anyone as an excuse for his disappointing productivity, and wait to see whether he returns fresh in September with more drive.