Obinna Nwobodo earns MLS Team of the Week honors


CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati midfielder Obinna Nwobodo has been named to the MLS Team of the Week for his performance in Week 15 at Philadelphia Union. Nwobodo’s defensive prowess and clinical passing helped the Orange and Blue to a 1-1 draw Saturday night at Subaru Park against the Union.

Nwobodo, FCC’s newest Designated Player signed in mid-April, earned a spot in the Starting XI on the MLS Team of the Week in his seventh career MLS game.

Nwobodo’s 89.7 percent accurate passing was FCC’s highest total among players who went the full 90 minutes. His high mark was given with his team-highs, per Stats Perform, in total passes (58) and accurate passes (52).

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

- Brandon Vazquez (Week 3, 4)
- Ronald Matarrita (4-Bench)
- Alec Kann (7-Bench)
- Roman Celentano (8-Bench, 10)
- Luciano Acosta (9, 10, 11-Bench)
- Obinna Nwobodo (15)

- Pat Noonan (Week 3, 10)

The full team for Week 15 is listed below.

2022 MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi (Week 15)

F: Gustavo Bou (NE), Josef Martinez (ATL), Raul Ruidiaz (SEA)
M: Talles Magno (NYC), Luquinhas (RBNY), Obinna Nwobodo (CIN), Jefferson Savarino (RSL)
D: Jon Gallagher (ATX), Jackson Ragen (SEA), Graham Zusi (SKC)
GK: Carlos Coronel (RBNY)

Coach: Josh Wolff (ATX)

Bench: Brad Stuver (ATX), Marcelo Silva (RSL), Aidan Morris (CLB), Andres Cubas (VAN), Fabian Herbers (CHI), Dejan Joveljic (LA), Ercan Kara (ORL)

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