Seattle Sounders centre-back Abdoulaye Cissoko has revealed he’s involved with the Senegal nationwide workforce relating to a call-up.
Born in Sevres, France, to Senegalese dad and mom, Cissoko – nicknamed ‘AB’ – got here up by means of native aspect Les Ulis earlier than becoming a member of San Diego Zest in 2019.
The 21-year-old shortly earned a transfer to the Sounders’ USL affiliate, Tacoma Defiance and has impressed a lot that he was made part of the senior set-up in Might.
“I’ve been happy with AB’s efficiency coaching with the First Workforce throughout pre-season and he has earned his MLS contract,” stated Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer on the time. “His tenacity and competitiveness going up in opposition to our veteran attacking gamers has proven us that he’s as much as the problem. I’m trying ahead to seeing how he continues to enhance from right here.”
Cissoko has settled brilliantly into the Sounders’ backline, averaging three tackles per 90 minutes, in addition to 2.5 clearances and 1.7 interceptions per 90.
This has been sufficient to attract the eye of the Senegal nationwide workforce, in accordance with the participant himself.
“Sure, I’ve already had discussions with the Federation,” Cissoko instructed French soccer journal Onze Mondial (through Sounder at Heart). “Sadly with Covid, it was sophisticated. There have been no video games final yr. I’ve to maintain working. I’ve to enhance myself. I do know that at some point I’ll attain this stage. I need to proceed to work”
Given his humble roots, getting a call-up for Senegal could be fairly the achievement for Cissoko, who continues to be reasonably moist behind the ears at senior membership stage.
Les Lions de la Téranga are at the moment twenty first in FIFA’s world rankings and though they’ve by no means received the Africa Cup of Nations, they have been runners-up as just lately as 2019 after they misplaced 1-0 to Algeria within the ultimate.
Seattle at the moment high the Western Convention desk, sitting three factors away from Sporting KC after their 2-1 win over Columbus Crew on the weekend.
Subsequent up for the Sounders is a Rivalry Week tie in opposition to the Portland Timbers, a aspect they beat 6-2 simply over per week in the past.