- Position Defender
- Number 13
- Date of Birth Apr 06 2000
- Hometown Columbus, OH
- Height 6' 1"
- Club Richmond Kickers
Player Bio - Aboubacar Keita
U.S. National Teams: A steady presence at center back, Keita impressed when he joined the U-20 MNT in Jan. 2019 and has appeared in each camp since … Made his first appearance for the U-20s against France in March 2019, providing the game-tying assist at the death of a 2-2 draw … Prior to joining the U-20s, started the cycle with the U-19 MNT at the Youth National Teams Summit in Jan. 2018 … Earned his first YNT call-up at a U-17 development camp in 2017.
Professional: Signed with Columbus Crew SC as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 22, 2019 … Yet to make his MLS debut, loaned to Richmond Kickers in USL League One on March 6, 2019 … Made his pro debut with Richmond on April 28 vs. Chattanooga … Has logged 194 minutes in his three appearances with Richmond this season.
College/Youth: Spent the 2018 season playing collegiately at Virginia, starting nearly every match for the Cavaliers … Named to the ACC All-Freshman team as Virginia put together a 10-4-3 record and made the third round of the 2018 NCAA tournament … Spent two seasons with Columbus in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Earned U-18/19 Best XI honors in the Central Conference following the 2017-18 season, when he helped lead the Crew to the Academy Championship Semifinals … Prior to joining the Crew, played with Santos Columbus FC … Played high school soccer at Westerville North High School for two years … Earned all-league honorable mention in 2015 and JV2 team MVP in 2014 with the Warriors … Started playing soccer at age four.
Personal: Nicknamed Bouba … Enjoys chilling with family and friends, watching TV, playing video games and sleeping … Favorite soccer player is Paolo Maldini … Says his greatest soccer moment was signing his first pro contract with Columbus … Favorite TV show is Power, favorite video game is Grand Theft Auto … Loves listening to Lil Baby … Favorite food is rice.