Abdoulaye Cissoko signs his MLS contract with Seattle Sounders
The 21-year-old French defender signs with the unbeaten MLS side Seattle Sounders. He becomes the second player to sign with Sounders FC after training with the First Team this preseason. Cissoko made 12 appearances for Tacoma during the 2020 campaign, including nine starts.
He scored one goal, coming against Reno 1868 on September 18. The 21-year-old Cissoko started Tacoma Defiance’s 2021 season opener on May 9 and scored a penalty kick in second half stoppage time to force a road draw at LA Galaxy II.
“I’ve been pleased with AB’s performance training with the First Team during preseason and he has earned his MLS contract,” said Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. “His tenacity and competitiveness going up against our veteran attacking players has shown us that he is up to the challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing how he continues to improve from here.”
It is great to see Cissoko receiving the recognition he deserves.