Last weekend, the Whitecaps destroyed the Sounders 4-1 in Seattle. The game was notable for all the obvious reasons – Cascadia Cup, the Sounders’ excruciating ebb, playoff positioning – but a sleeper thread was the Kekuta Manneh factor. The kid scored a hat trick.
At 18, there’s an argument to be made that Manneh is the most prodigious young talent in MLS. The Gambian is fleet of foot, has rare skill for MLS and is as technically gifted as you could want. And, most importantly, he’s producing at an incredible clip.
So if you want to learn more about a player who seems earmarked for the high places in Europe, check out Manneh’s story from earlier this year via MLS Insider. You’ll be hearing his name plenty in the months and years to come. Might as well get acquainted.