Player Details


Dominic Oduro


6' 0"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

8.13.1985 (37)


Accra, Ghana


Career Summary

Scored one goal in 25 games, including 17 starts, and 1,439 minutes… Reached 200 career starts in MLS, on April 1 in Chicago, 50 career starts with the Impact, on June 3 against the Red Bulls and 5,000 career regular season minutes with the Impact, on August 16 against Chicago… Appeared in three Canadian Championship games, including two starts.

2016: Finished the regular season tied for eighth in MLS with three game-winning assists, tied for the Impact lead with six assists and third on the team with six goals, including two-game winners… Named once to the Team of the Week and once the Videotron Player of the Game… Appeared in his 300th career MLS game on July 31 in Washington… Reached 50 career games with the Impact on August 24 against D.C. United… Played two Amway Canadian Championship games, starting one… Started all five MLS Cup Playoffs games, registering two goals and three assists… Also started the international game against A.S. Roma on August 3 at Stade Saputo… Signed a new two-year contract with the Impact on December 19.

2015: by the Impact on January 27 from Toronto FC in return for allocation money. Started all six games in the CONCACAF Champions League Championship Stage and helped the team reach the final against Mexican giant Club América, recording four assists while playing 511 minutes… Finished third on the Impact in the regular season with eight goals, including one game-winning goal, and tied for second with 28 games played, including 21 starts and 1,671 minutes played… Scored his 50th career MLS goal on June 20 against Orlando… Recorded a brace on July 11 against Columbus… Named to the Team of the Week for week 22 and selected three times as the Videotron Mobile Player of the Game… Appeared in the Knockout Round game against Toronto and in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal against Columbus in the MLS Cup Playoffs… Also played all four Amway Canadian Championship games, scoring one goal… Signed a new contract with the Impact on December 7.

2014: Began the season with the Crew, starting six of 11 regular season games… Acquired by Toronto FC on June 6 in exchange for midfielder Álvaro Rey… Recorded two goals and five assists in 24 games with Toronto, including 17 starts.

2013: Acquired by Columbus Crew SC on February 1 in exchange for midfielder Dilly Duka and the right of first refusal of midfielder Robbie Rogers… Set a personal record and won the Crew Golden Shoe after leading the team with 13 goals, also tying for fifth overall in MLS… Added four assists in 34 starts and 2,854 minutes played… Started 16 games at right midfield and 18 games at forward… Nominated three times for MLS Goal of the Week… Named MLS Player of the Week for week 31… Named MLS Player of the Month in September, after registering three goals and two assists… Played in one U.S. Open Cup game… Also started one friendly game against English club Wigan Athletic.

2012: Finished tied for second with the Chicago Fire with six goals, also registering three assists in 33 games, including 21 starts… Played in one U.S. Open Cup game.

2011: Played one game with the Dynamo before being traded to the Chicago Fire on March 23 in exchange for forward Calen Carr… Led the Fire with 12 regular season goals and finished second on the team with 2,604 minutes played and tied for second with 33 games played, while adding two assists in 29 starts… Helped Chicago reach the U.S. Open Cup Final against Seattle after scoring two goals in five games throughout the tournament, including three starts.

2010: Finished tied for second on the Dynamo with five goals in the regular season, adding four assists in 27 games, including 19 starts… Recorded one goal and one assist in two U.S. Open Cup games… Also scored one goal in three games, including two starts, in the North American SuperLiga.

2009: Acquired by the New York Red Bulls on January 12 from FC Dallas in exchange for Dave van den Bergh and SuperDraft picks… Played three games, including one start, with the Red Bulls before being traded to the Houston Dynamo on May 27… Recorded one goal and four assists in 16 regular season games, including seven starts… Started three MLS Cup Playoffs games… Scored two goals in three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games… Also started five of the Dynamo’s six CONCACAF Champions League group stage games.

2008: Concluded the season tied for second place with FC Dallas with five goals, while adding two assists… Appeared in 25 regular season games, including nine starts… Also recorded one assist in a U.S. Open Cup game.           

2007: Finished first on FC Dallas with 29 games played, 10 as a starter, recording three goals and two assists in his second MLS season… Played in both MLS Cup Playoffs games against Houston… Appeared in three U.S. Open Cup games, helping the team reach the final… Also registered one assist in three SuperLiga group stage games.

2006: Selected in the second round, 22nd overall, by FC Dallas in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft… Scored one goal in 16 games, including three starts… Started his first professional game and scored his first career goal on July 8 against New York.

Played for the Richmond Kickers Future PDL team in 2005, leading the team in goals and finishing second in assists.

Played one game with the Ghanaian national team, a friendly against Chile on February 29, 2012, at PPL Park… Also scored one goal in four games with the Ghanaian U20 national team.

Scored 18 goals and tallied five assists in two seasons for the Virginia Commonwealth Rams from 2004 to 2005… Named 2004 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year and a third-team All-American selection while leading VCU to its first ever NCAA quarterfinal appearance… Spent 2002 and 2003 at the University of Ghana.

Son of Anthony and Elizabeth Oduro… Graduated from VCU with a B.Sc. in Sociology, which he considers his greatest accomplishment outside of soccer… Fluent in English, as well as Ghanaian dialects of Twi, Ga, Nzema, and Fante…Holds his American citizenship.