Kekuta Manneh

Kekuta Manneh
Kekuta Manneh
Kekuta Manneh
Forward/Midfielder
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Real Name: Kekuta Manneh
HT: 5' 9" WT: 140
Pronunciation: keh-KOO-tuh MAH-NAY
Age: 25 (12/30/1994)
Birthplace: Bakau, Gambia
Hometown: Madiba Kunda, Gambia

Updated September 16, 2020

AT A GLANCE:

  • Acquired by New England in a trade with FC Cincinnati on Aug. 17, 2020.
  • Has totaled 150 MLS appearances, one with New England, with 30 goals and 18 assists in the regular season.
  • Youngest player to score a hat trick in MLS, doing so at 18 years, 283 days on Oct. 9, 2013.
  • Selected fourth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC and made over 100 appearances for the club from 2013-17.
  • Recorded 29 appearances, 16 of them starts, with Cincinnati FC from 2019-20.

MLS CAREER: Acquired by New England via trade with FC Cincinnati on Aug. 17, 2020… Selected fourth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC…Has totaled 150 regular season appearances, 87 starts, 30 goals and 18 assists over his MLS career…Returned to MLS in 2019, joining Cincinnati FC ahead of its inaugural season after joining Liga MX side CF Pachuca in 2017 and transferring to Swiss Super League side FC St. Gallen 1879 in 2018…Made 29 appearances, 16 starts, and scored four goals with three assists for Cincinnati FC from 2019-2020…Spent five seasons in Vancouver from 2013-2017 before being traded to Columbus Crew SC in March 2017…Scored 22 goals with 12 assists in 101 appearances from 2013-2017 for Vancouver FC…Made 19 appearances, nine starts, for Columbus SC in 2017, scoring four goals with three assists…Made 27 appearances, including 15 starts, scoring four goals and adding three assists with Cincinnati FC in 2019…Appeared in 27 games, making 11 starts, scoring four goals and three assists between Vancouver FC and Columbus SC in 2017…Scored five goals and recorded two assists over 17 appearances, 13 of them starts, in 2016…Recorded career-highs in appearances (32), starts (28), minutes played (2,424), goals (7) and assists (6) in 2015…Scored four goals and logged two assists over 29 appearances, 13 of them starts, in 2014…Scored six goals in his first MLS campaign, while also recording two assists and making six starts over 20 appearances.

2020 (with FC Cincinnati and New England): Acquired by New England in a trade with FC Cincinnati on Aug. 17…Made two appearances, with one start, for Cincinnati…Has made one appearance with the Revolution, his 150th career game played…(3/1) at RBNY: played 11 minutes as a second-half substitute in 3-2 loss in season opener… (7/11) vs. COL: made first start of the season and logged 53 minutes in 4-0 defeat…(9/2) vs. NYC: Made Revolution debut with a 23-minute substitute appearance…Marked 150th career MLS appearance.

2019 (with FC Cincinnati): Made 27 appearances, including 15 starts, scoring four goals and adding three assists … was named to MLS Team of the Week for his performance in Week 4 … chosen for AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 4 tally… (3/2) at SEA: played 17 minutes as a substitute in season opener… replaced Corben Bone in the second half … began a stretch of 10 consecutive appearances to open the season … (3/10) at ATL: made first FCC start and played 58 minutes at Atlanta… was replaced by Darren Mattocks in the second half … (3/24) at NE: scored first FC Cincinnati goal and recorded first FCC assist… started and played 59 minutes in 125th career MLS regular-season appearance and 75th career MLS regular-season start … (5/4) at SJ: was an unused substitute for the first time… (5/11) vs. MTL: played nine minutes as a substitute against Montreal… replaced Allan Cruz in the second half … began a stretch of 13 consecutive appearances … (5/19) at ORL: returned to the starting lineup and played 65 minutes at Orlando… (6/1) at COL: scored second goal of season after coming on as a second-half substitute… (6/6) at NYC: played 30 minutes as a second-half substitute at New York City FC… (6/22) vs. LA: made first MLS start in four matches against the LA Galaxy… played 90 minutes for the first time since April 27 at New York … (6/29) at MIN: started and played 90 minutes for a second consecutive match… recorded second assist of 2019 on Emmanuel Ledesma’s 56th-minute goal … (7/6) vs. HOU: scored third goal of the season against the Houston Dynamo… (7/13) at CHI: registered a goal or an assist for a third consecutive match at the Chicago Fire… recorded the game-winning assist on Fanendo Adi’s 83rd-minute strike … (7/18) vs. DC: started and played 90 minutes… tied Alvas Powell with a team-high three shots … (8/10) at COL: was unavailable for selection because of a shoulder injury … (8/17) vs. NYC: played 33 minutes as a second-half substitute… created two chances… (8/25) vs. COL: scored fourth goal of the season in 45-minute shift… replaced Darren Mattocks in the second half … (8/31) at DAL: started and played 75 minutes… picked up FC Cincinnati’s first-ever red card … was unavailable for selection against Toronto FC (Sept. 7) and at Montreal (Sept. 14) after receiving a two-game red card suspension …  (9/18) vs. ATL: returned to the starting lineup and played 90 minutes… created three chances … missed the final four matches of the season after undergoing a successful procedure to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played all 120 minutes of Fourth Round match against Louisville City FC … scored the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute … finished the night with three shots, 41 total passes, three fouls won and gained possession 10 times … started and played all 90 minutes in Round of 16 match at Saint Louis … created a team-high three chances.

2017 (with Vancouver Whitecaps FC/ Columbus Crew SC) Made 27 appearances, including 11 starts, between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew SC … made three appearances and two starts with Vancouver… recorded 19 appearances, including nine starts, scoring four goals and adding three assists with Columbus… (6/25) vs. MTL: recorded a goal and an assist… (9/17) vs. VAN: had a goal and an assist… made two appearances, and two starts in the CONCACAF Champions League.

2016 (with Vancouver Whitecaps FC): Made 17 appearances, including 13 starts, scoring five goals and adding two assists …  (4/24) vs. DAL: registered his first goal of the season…  (5/15) vs. TOR: scored a brace and added an assist… (5/22) vs. POR: scored in consecutive game… appeared in eight consecutive games… played the full 90 minutes in five games…missed the last 15 games of the season with a foot injury… made four appearances and one start in the Canadian Championship.

2015 (with Vancouver Whitecaps FC): Made 32 appearances, 28 starts, scoring seven goals and adding five assists…appeared in the final 26 games of the season… (4/5) vs. LA: scored his first goal of the season… (4/9) vs. COL: logged an assist… (6/7) vs. LA: scored a goal against LA Galaxy… (6/21) vs. RBNY: scored in second consecutive game… (8/16) vs. SKC: scored two goals… (10/16) vs. HOU: finished regular season with a goal…Finished with 2,425 minutes played, most in his career…made two appearances in playoffs… made four appearances and one start in the Canadian Championship.

2014 (with Vancouver Whitecaps FC): Made 29 appearances, 13 starts, scoring four goals and adding two assists… (3/17) vs. Chivas USA: scored his first goal of the season… (4/20) vs. LA: scored again against LA Galaxy… (5/4) vs. SJ: logged a goal and an assist… (6/2) vs. POR: contributed his second assist of the season… (10/11) vs. SEA: scored his last goal of the season… appeared in the first 13 games of the season…made two appearances and one start in Canadian Championship.

2013 (with Vancouver Whitecaps FC): Made 20 appearances, six starts, scoring six goals, and adding two assists in his first season with Vancouver… (3/3) vs. TOR: debuted against Toronto, playing 45 minutes… (4/28) vs. DAL: tallied his first goal and assist… (10/10) vs. SEA: scored his first hat-trick… (10/20) vs. COL: followed up with a goal… (10/28) vs. COL: added an assist in the last regular season game... made a single appearance in the Canadian Championship against FC Edmonton on May 2.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Transferred to Swiss Super League side FC St. Gallen 1879 in June 2018…Recorded one assist in nine appearances across all competitions…. made six starts, seven appearances and recorded a single assist in the Swiss Super League… recorded lone assist of the season against NE Xamax on December 8… made two appearances in the Swiss Cup… totaled 472 minutes across all competitions… Joined Liga MX side CF Pachuca in December 2017… Made six appearances for CF Pachuca across all competitions… made his lone appearance in the Liga MX Clausura against Toluca on March 4 … made five appearances, all starts, in Copa MX play.

National Team (United States): Has been invited to January camp with the United States National Team but has not yet made an appearance.

National Team (The Gambia): Called into Under-20 national team for the 2011 African Youth Championship…Also called into the Under-20 side for the 2015 African U-20 Championship qualification, but was unable to participate due to injury.

Personal: Born Dec. 30, 1994 in Bakau, Gambia…Nicknamed “Scooter” by former Vancouver FC teammate Darren Mattocks…Moved to the United States in 2010 at the age of 15 graduated from Lake Travis High School in Travis County, Texas in 2013…Cites former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes as his soccer hero.


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