Korede Aiyegbusi

Korede Aiyegbusi
Korede Aiyegbusi
Real Name: Korede Aiyegbusi
HT: 5' 5" WT: 155
Age: 30 (07/15/1988)
Birthplace: London, England
Hometown: London, England


2012: Aiyegbusi appeared in one League game during the 2012, Major League Soccer season, playing 19 minutes as a second half substitute in a 2-1 defeat against the Columbus Crew on July 28 and tallying one shot in the contest. Aiyegbusi made nine appearances with eight starts in the 2012 MLS Reserve League, scoring a goal in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on May 13 and tallying  the game equalizing assist in a 1-1 draw versus Real Salt Lake to kick off the Reserve League season and a 2-2 draw versus FC Dallas a few weeks later. Aiyegbusi started and played 67 minutes in an international friendly against Montpellier Herault SC on July 24 before playing the full 90 minutes against Stoke City FC on August 1, also in an international friendly match. Aiyegbusi helped Sporting Kansas City earn a 1-1 draw against the English Premier League side. 
2011: Made three MLS regular season appearances, including one start against New York Red Bulls on April 30. Also started the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup third round match against Chicago Fire PDL and saw action in Sporting Kansas City’s 2-2 draw against CD Guadalajara on Oct. 12.
2010: Drafted 20th overall in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City, he made his professional debut in the opening game of the 2010 MLS season against D.C. United. Aiyegbusi appeared in five MLS games last season, starting one, primarily in a defensive role for the club. He also started in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match against Colorado and appeared as a second half substitute in Kansas City’s 2-1 upset of Manchester United.
COLLEGE: Played two seasons at North Carolina State University. Started all 41 of his appearances for the Wolf Pack, scoring one goal and notching three assists as a senior. Spent his first two years at Essex Community College in Baltimore, where he earned First Team All-Conference honors both seasons. Named 2007 JUCO player of the year in the state of Maryland. 
YOUTH: Played for the Baltimore Casa-Mia Bays club team, and for the Cary Clarets PDL team while at NC State, where he joined after attending Essex Community College. Appeared for England at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia during the summer of 2009. 
PERSONAL: Holds dual English and Nigerian citizenship. Has two brothers and two sisters. Enjoys listening to reggae, African music and jazz. Likes ice skating and roller skating in his free time, as well as hanging out with friends. Enjoyed watching former Nigerian star Jay-Jay Okocha play growing up. Prior to matches, Aiyegbusi prefers to relax and meditate. Lists top soccer memory as starting and playing 90 minutes against the New York Red Bulls. Nickname is Baby K. Has recently begun playing the keyboard. 

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2012Sporting Kansas City100190100000
2011Sporting Kansas City310940001000
2010Kansas City Wizards5101290003100
Career Totals-9202420104100
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