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Full name  Adegboyega Oshoniyi
Height  1.85 m
Role  Goalkeeper

Name  Bo Oshoniyi
Years  Team
Playing position  Goalkeeper
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Date of birth  (1971-11-03) November 3, 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth  Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Current team  East Tennessee State Buccaneers (Head Coach)
1990-93  Southern Connecticut Owls
Education  Southern Connecticut State University

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Adegboyega "Bo" Oshoniyi (born November 3, 1971 in Boston) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who spent eight seasons in Major League Soccer. He is now the head men's soccer coach at East Tennessee State University.

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Career

Oshoniyi's Nigerian father drowned when Bo was four years old. He played college soccer at Southern Connecticut State University, where he helped lead the team to Division II championships in 1990 and 1992. He finished his career at the school with a record of 67 wins, 8 losses, and 7 ties.

After graduating, Oshoniyi joined the New York Centaurs of the USL First Division in 1995. Upon the creation of MLS, Oshoniyi was selected in the fifth round of the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft by the Columbus Crew. He started 13 games with the Crew, but was beaten out for the job by Brad Friedel, who was acquired in mid-season. Oshoniyi was released by the Crew after 1996 and played the next year with the Connecticut Wolves of the First Division. He moved to the Charleston Battery in 1998, and the Atlanta Silverbacks in 1999.

Oshoniyi returned to MLS in 2000, when he was selected 39th overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution. He played no games for New England, however, but played one game with the Kansas City Wizards, and was part of their MLS Cup-winning squad, with which he would remain until the end of the 2006 season. Until 2005, he was the backup keep for Tony Meola, but started getting more games as Meola went down with injury. He took over as the starter in 2005 and continued through the 2006 season, after which he was waived by the team.Bo then began to coach, and train at East Lake Arsenal.He was Assistant Coach for the BigEast Champions South Florida Bulls in 2008 and then an Assistant Coach at Wake Forest University which went to the College Cup in his first season [1]. On May 17, 2011 Oshoniyi was hired as an assistant at Pennsylvania State University. Oshoniyi spent three seasons at Penn State until being hired by East Tennessee State in March 2014 to succeed Scott Calabrese, who had left ETSU to take the head coaching position at FIU.

Career statistics

As of August 22, 2006

References

Bo Oshoniyi Wikipedia


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