Manchester City Academy Product, USL Eastern Conference Champion Joins Memphis 901 FC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis 901 FC announced the signing of former Tampa Bay Rowdies and 26-year-old Ghanaian midfielder Dominic Oduro on Saturday pending league and federation approval.
A native of Accra, Ghana, Oduro began his playing career at the Right to Dream Academy-the same academy that developed new teammate Francis Atuahene. In January 2013, Oduro joined the Manchester City academy where the Ghanaian would spend the next two years, moving between the academy and other European teams on a trio of loan stints.
In early 2013, Oduro was loaned out from the Manchester City U18 squad to Danish Superliga side Aarhus Gymnastikforening where he made 13 appearances and scored one goal. After a year and a half in Denmark, Oduro was loaned to Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz of the Belgian Second Division in 2014. After a year and little playing time in Belgium, Oduro was loaned to IK Frej which play in the Superettan, Sweden's second division. Oduro saw the pitch 12 times over the course of three months in Sweden before having his loan end and contract expire with Manchester City's U21 side in June 2015.
Oduro signed with his final European and Danish Superliga squad-FC Nordsjælland-in 2016 where the midfielder made three appearances over his brief stay with the club. Oduro left Europe in 2017 and although the midfielder was drafted by the Seattle Sounders with the 44th overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, he was released from the MLS side during preseason.
Finding more consistency, Oduro signed with USL PDL (now USL League Two) club FC Golden State Force in April 2017. After a year in California, Oduro signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies where his young career blossomed over two and a half years in Florida. With the Rowdies, Oduro made 57 appearances and knocked in a goal all while guiding the team to a 2020 USL Championship Eastern Conference title.
In Memphis, not only will Oduro be teaming up with fellow Accra native Francis Atuahene, but he will line up next to midfielders Mitch Guitar, Kadeem Dacres, Roland Lamah and Leston Paul.
"Dom is a very tough and disciplined defensive midfielder," Head Coach Ben Pirmann said. "He has experiences all over the world and has achieved a lot of success in his last three seasons in the USL Championship. We are delighted to add a top player like him to our growing roster, but beyond thrilled to add such a quality human being. Dom will serve this club and community with top class work rate and push us to our high-end potential."
Additional news and information about the 2021 roster, schedule, tickets and more will be available in the coming weeks and months.
For the latest information on the team, visit www.memphis901fc.com and follow the club on social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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