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Amadu Kunateh


Pronunciation: AHM-uh-doo KOON-uh-tey
Position: Forward
Jersey No.: 9
Height: 5-8
Weight: 146 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1997
Place of Birth: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Hometown: Salem, Mass.
High School: Lawrence Academy
Last Club: North Shore United
Status: Under-16 roster

2011-12: Made 28 appearances, including 18 starts, with the Under-16 team. Scored seven goals and added six assists. Scored three game-winning goals: South Central Premier (May 12), Oakwood SC (May 13) and Albertson SC (June 3). Also scored against North Meck SC (Dec. 6), FC Greater Boston (May 19), FC Westchester (June 2), and Seacoast United (June 16). Registered assists against NY Cosmos Academy (Nov. 20), FC Delco (April 15), Empire United (May 5), South Central Premier (May 12), South Central Premier (June 10) and Empire United (June 17). Made three appearances, all starts, and played every minute during the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase (Dec. 3-6) in Sarasota, Fla. Traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng tournament (March 26-31), and made five appearances, including three starts. Scored one goal against School of Excellence SAFA (March 27). Made three appearances, including two starts, during the Development Academy Playoffs (June 26-29) in Frisco, Texas.

HIGH SCHOOL: Is a sophomore at Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.) … played two seasons … earned 2011 team MVP and All-ISL honors.

BEFORE REVS: Won four consecutive state cups as a member of North Shore United … participated in the Mass. ODP program from 2009-11.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Attended ID camp and interregional tournament with the U.S. Boys Under-14 National Team … participated in three U.S. Soccer Training Centers – in Sept. 2010 (N.H..), Nov. 2010 (Conn.) and Nov. 2012 (Mass.).

PERSONAL: Amadua Kunateh … is the son of Umaru Kunateh and Ruth Emilia Blayee … lists Thiago Alcantara, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney among his favorite professional soccer players … supports Manchester United and follows the Boston Celtics … enjoys playing music and videogames … his father Umaru played for the Sierra Leone National Team … is fluent in Krio (Sierra Leone.)