LSC Alumni Named in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft
Jan 17 2013 - LSC Staff
LSC USSF Alumni, Kekuta Manneh
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced this morning that they have acquired the fourth overall pick in today’s 2013 MLS SuperDraft from Toronto FC in exchange for the tenth overall pick and allocation money. With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected Generation adidas striker/winger Kekuta Manneh from Austin Aztex of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL). Check out Manneh's News Here!
Manneh, 18, joins Whitecaps FC after last playing for Austin Aztex in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL). The native of Madiba Kunda, The Gambia, was named to the 2012 PDL All-Central Conference team after leading the Aztex with 12 goals and nine assists in 13 matches.
“Kekuta brings great pace out wide and is a natural goalscorer,” said Rennie. “He is a versatile player with a natural ability to play on the left or on the right, which isn’t easy to find. I’m very pleased that we were able to select Kekuta.”
Prior to playing in Austin, Manneh scored 23 goals for Lonestar SC U-17/18 in the 2011-12 United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season. In the 2010-11 season, the 5-foot-9, 140-pound striker scored 35 goals in 23 games for USSDA club Texas Rush AJ Auxerre U-15/16.
LSC USSF Alumni, Mikey Lopez
Sporting Kansas City selects University of North Carolina Midfielder Mikey Lopez with the 14th overall (1st round) selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
Watch the Announcement Here!
College (North Carolina): Spent two seasons at North Carolina ... Started all 21 matches he appeared in during 2012 and scored two goals and one assist ... In 2011 he was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year after appearing in 25 matches (21 starts) and scoring three goals four assists.
High School: Attended St. Stephen’s Academy.
US National Team: Regular call-up on the US Under-20 national team ... U.S. Under-18 National Team member during two training camps (February and April) ... Participated in two U.S. Under-18 National Team trips to Argentina and Portugal ... Member of the U.S. Under-15 training camp in 2008.
Lonestar SC would like to congratulate Kekuta & Mikey on their success!