U.S. Soccer camp member and former Gambia youth national team call-up Kekuta Manneh has officially been granted American citizenship, according to Sports Illustrated.
The Vancouver Whitecaps attacker has been amongst the most explosive talents in Major League Soccer when healthy.
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Manneh, who just turned 22 in late December, was called into U.S. camp under Bruce Arena, a camp which began Wednesday in California.
Manneh has 23 goals and 11 assists in 113 matches for the ‘Caps. A left-sided attacker, he scored five goals and added two assists before suffering a season-ending injury this season.
While this doesn’t mean he’s cleared to play in matches for the USMNT, it’s still a very exciting development should he, as expected, show well at camp.