Sanna Nyassi

Sanna Nyassi
Sanna Nyassi
Real Name: Sanna Nyassi
HT: 5' 7" WT: 146
Age: 28 (01/31/1989)
Birthplace: Bwiam, Gambia
Hometown: Bwiam

Recorded one goal and one assist in 22 regular season games, including 11 starts… Selected once by the fans as the Videotron Player of the Game… Also helped the team win the Amway Canadian Championship, playing two games… Played in all four CONCACAF Champions League games, including two starts… Started four MLS Reserve League games.

2012: Set personal bests in MLS with six goals, 28 games played and 1,716 minutes of play… Finished second on the Impact for most goals… Won the MLS Goal of the Week in Week 23 at New England, the second of four consecutive GOTW titles for the Impact in August…  Started 17 games and recorded three assists… Finished tied for third in MLS with nine cautions during the season… Started two Amway Canadian Championship games… Scored three goals in as many games, including two starts, in the MLS Reserve League… Also played in international matches against Olympique Lyonnais, Bologna FC and ACF Fiorentina.

2011: Played 26 games, including 16 starts, with the Colorado Rapids, registering five goals and five assists… Tallied his first career hat trick on July 20 against the New York Red Bulls… Selected by the Impact in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft on November 23.

2010: Started 14 of 24 regular season games, recording two goals and three assists… Scored five goals over a four-game stretch, including his first MLS goal vs. Toronto FC on October 2, and two goals in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final against Columbus on October 5… Was the Vancouver Whitecaps FC first overall selection in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, but was dealt hours later to Colorado.

2009: Appeared in 14 regular season games, starting two for Seattle… Made his MLS debut against New York on March 19… Scored his first goal with Seattle in U.S. Open Cup play against Real Salt Lake on April 28, helping the team win its first national title… Also took part in one playoff game with the Sounders.

2008: Trialed with the New England Revolution in the summer… Signed with the Seattle Sounders FC on Sept. 6, and was loaned to the Sounders, in second division, for the final month of the 2008 season… Played six games, starting one, with three assists… Appeared in several friendly games in Argentina following the USL season, tallying three assists.

2004-2007: Signed a professional contract with Gambia’s Ports Authority FC in 2004, playing in the capital city of Banjul until 2008… Won the 2006 League 1 championship before scoring the game-winning goal in the 2007 Gambian FA Cup.

Played six games with the Gambian National Team… Played two games in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, against Ivory Coast and Morocco… Earned his first cap with the senior squad in 2010 in a friendly against Angola… Also started in a friendly against Tunisia and played against Mexico… Called in for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Namibia and Burkina Faso, but did not play in either match… Played two games in the 2007 U20 FIFA Championships and three games in the 2005 U17 World Championships.

Trained with Gambia Ports Authority FC, from 2001 to 2004.

Son of Abubacarr Nyassi and Anna Sanneh… Twin brother Sainey Nyassi played for New England Revolution and D.C. United… Holds his American citizenship.

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