U.S. Soccer
Maki Tall
U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team

Maki Tall

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-11 / 160

  • Hometown

    Washington, D.C.

  • Club

    Sion (Switzerland)

Soccer:

  • Was living in Ivory Coast when he went on trial with a number of clubs in France.
  • Joined Le Mans academy at the U-15 level.
  • Following  the 2012 Caripost Tournament, signed with Lille OSC.
  • He appeared in nine friendly matches and scored two goals for France’s youth team: five matches for the France U-18 and three for the U-19s.
  • Ironically played for France against many of his current USA teammates on March 19, 2013 in Clairfontaine. He entered in the 60th minute of France’s 4-0 win.
  • Made his debut with the U.S. youth team on March 29 in a 2-1 loss to England’s U-20s. Tall scored the only USA goal.
  • On January 8, 2015 Lille loaned him to Red Star.

Misc:

  • Son of Aminita and Madani. Has one sister, Madina, and two brothers: Koressi and Moctar.
  • Both parents are from Ivory Coast. Maki and his siblings are all from Washington DC.
  • His father worked for the World Bank and so the family has also lived in Senegal, Ivory Coast, and France.
  • Is fluent in French and English.
  • Grew up a big fan of Italy’s Serie A, and has dozens of Inter Milan jerseys.
  • As a kid thought he’d either be an airplane pilot or a Formula 1 race car driver.
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