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Player Profile: #22 Sean Okoli

Currently out of contract Seattle's second or third Homegrown Player was a man without a position.

Mike Russell

An energetic forward out of the Academy by way of Wake Forrest Sean Okoli is a borderline National Team talent at his age level, and out of contract. The youngster is a forward, not a hybrid winger-forward or pure winger. Lost to a numbers game and was signed a year before Sounders 2 existed. His fate will be a great insight how Seattle Sounders FC intends to use its second team.

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Can be stagnant in wide positions. Flashes into attack well when a forward. Tries risky passes in high traffic. Not a great crosser, but shouldn't be in places to cross often. Good shooter in close. Doesn't have the power for long range shooting. Not a threat on set-piece situations.


Fails to provide expected pressure when wide. Can harry defenses when up top. Defensive issues more about continual effort than skill set.


Could use his speed better. Good strength on the ball. Can play with his back to goal at times.

Best Case 2015:

Should be a regular starter at the USL PRO level where he needs the regular playing time to develop into a potent scorer. Likely to score 12+ goals at that level.

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