HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted fourth overall by Vancouver in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
PRONUNCIATION: keh-KOO-tuh MAH-NAY
One of the most dynamic young players in MLS, Manneh is a quick and agile winger with a nose for goal. Manneh's potential appears to be as high as any player in MLS, and there is considerable speculation he could be a future US national team player.
- 2015 MLS 24 Under 24: Manneh ranks #2
- "Kekuta and Kah" | MLS Insider
- ExtraTime Radio: Manneh talks USMNT aspirations
- WhitecapsFC.com: Manneh bio
INTERNATIONAL: Manneh was called up to the Gambian U-20 national team in 2011 and 2014, but declined the latter selection due to injury.
OUTSIDE MLS: Manneh began his professional career in his native country of The Gambia in 2009 for Steve Biko FC, scoring 17 goals in 12 matches. After migrating to the United States in 2010, Manneh played for Austin Aztex in the USL PDL for the 2012 season. Won the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship with Vancouver, and also appeared in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League for the Whitecaps.
NOTES: Revealed in an interview that he maintains a residence in Washington state to facilitate eventual US citizenship, with the goal of playing for the US national team once he's qualified. Is the youngest player to date (18 years, 283 days) to score a hat trick in MLS.