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Ike Opara Q&A

19 December 9:46 am

Ike Opara Q&A

By Alice Schroeder

Sporting Kansas City’s newest player Ike Opara stopped by the front office to answer hard-hitting questions about Oprah Winfrey, his Christmas list and his parody Twitter account.

Going from California to Kansas City, how do you plan on adjusting to the climate change?

It’s more like where I’m from than San Jose [Opara is from Durham, North Carloina). It will be more what I’m used to. I’m always a fan of the four seasons.

What music are you listening to right now?

Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, F. U.N.

We hear you’re a big basketball fan….

I’m a huge Duke basketball fan. But I’ve always wanted to get to Allen Fieldhouse for a game.

What are you watching on TV?

Rescue Me, Blue Mountain State, Scandal

Do you have a nickname?

No, none of them have stuck

Bobby Convey assisted two goals for you in your rookie season, talk about your chemistry with BC.

I was one of his focal points that he targeted. I knew the exact kind of balls he delivered so hopefully we can score more goals this season together.

Do you and Oprah have anything in common except for your similar sounding names?

No, we don’t.  She’s really rich and I’m not.

We noticed you have a parody twitter account- @Ohhhhhhpara-that says “ohhhhh” a lot and is pretty funny. Ohhh… can you tell us about it? Who runs it?

I tried to get rid of it! I don’t know who runs it. At first, I thought it was one of my friends messing with me but no one has come clean about it.  Whoever runs it tweets about Justin Bieber and stuff.

What do you want for Christmas?

An Audi S5.

Who are you most excited to meet on to team?

Everyone. I don’t know most of the guys.

Are you relieved to be playing alongside any particular player instead of against them?

I’m relieved to be playing with all of them.  They were a tough team to play against. Kei Kamara definitely. He gave us fits when we played against them.

Describe your fashion style…

Random. I like to switch it up. I like to put articles of clothing together that don’t match. I like shorts better than long pants. I think I just described Aurelien Collin’s fashion style so maybe I will just say my style is casual.

What do you like to do when you’re not playing soccer?

Play video games, read and relax.

Do you like Chipotle, video games, dog parks, free t-shirts and Michael Jackson?

Yes.

You’re going to love it here.