VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected University of Akron forward David Egbo in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.
Forward David Egbo
- 21 goals and 13 assists in 35 starts and 56 appearances in three seasons at Akron
- Led conference in goals and shots per game, and placing second in assists per game in 2019
- All-MAC First Team in 2018 & 2019, USC All-America Third Team in 2018
- Helped the Zips to MAC Tournament title and College Cup runner-up finish in 2018
Egbo, 22, played three seasons at Akron, collecting 21 goals and 13 assists in 35 starts and 56 appearances from 2017 to 2019.
In his last season with the Zips, Egbo led the Mid-American Conference with per-game averages of 0.75 goals and 4.00 shots, and placed second with 0.75 assists while wearing the captain’s armband as a junior.
In the previous year, Egbo’s 13 total goals led the MAC, while also landing in the top 10 with five assists. That season, he helped Akron to the MAC Tournament title and a runner-up finish in the 2018 College Cup.
The Nigerian-born striker was recognized with a United Soccer Coaches All-America Third Team selection in 2018, as well as All-MAC First Team honours in his last two seasons.
Egbo also featured for Black Rock FC in USL League Two in 2018, recording a goal and an assist in seven appearances.
Weight: 185 pounds
Date of Birth: October 31, 1998 in Kaduna, Nigeria
Hometown: Enugu, Nigeria
University: University of Akron (NCAA Mid-American Conference ’17 to ’19)
High School: The Kiski School (Saltsburg, PA)
Youth Clubs: The International Sports Academy (Lagos, Nigeria), Century Soccer (Pittsburgh, PA)
Transaction: Whitecaps FC selected David Egbo ninth overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on January 21, 2021.