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Rising Sign Forward David Egbo on Loan from Whitecaps FC

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 06/03/21, 10:30AM MST


Ninth overall pick in 2021 MLS SuperDraft joins defending Western Conference Champions

PHOENIX, Arizona (Thursday, June 3) – Phoenix Rising FC has acquired forward David Egbo, on loan from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the club announced today.

The 22-year-old Nigerian native joins the USL Championship side through the end of the 2021 USL Championship season. The loan includes an option for Vancouver to recall the forward.

“We are very excited to add a player of David’s quality,” said Rising head coach Rick Schantz. “He is extremely athletic and very skillful. David’s ability to get in behind defenders with speed will give us a different option up front.”

Egbo was selected ninth overall by Whitecaps FC in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. He played three seasons at the University of Akron, collecting 21 goals and 13 assists in 35 starts and 56 appearances. He led the Mid-American Conference with 0.75 goals and 4.00 shots per game in his junior season with the Zips. Egbo played with Black Rock FC in USL League Two in 2018, recording a goal and an assist in seven appearances. 

Name: David Egbo
Height: 6' 1
Weight: 185
DOB: October 31, 1998 (22)
Birthplace: Kaduna, Nigeria
Hometown: Enugu, Nigeria
Twitter: @DAEVE1010