Pa Modou Kah
Acquired: Signed by Whitecaps on January 21, 2015.
Kah joins the Timbers after playing the last two seasons with clubs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He has also featured for top clubs in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands during his career, and won a title with Norway’s Vålerenga in 2002. Kah played in nearly 200 league matches over seven seasons at Dutch side Roda JC from 2004-11. On the international level, Kah has 10 caps with the Norway National Team.
2012-13: After three appearances with Qatar’s Al-Khor SC, joined Saudi Arabian first-division side Al-Wehda FC and appeared in 10 matches (all starts) with the club.
2011-12: Signed by Al-Kohr FC of the Qatar Stars League (first division) ahead of the campaign … Made 10 starts for the club during the season, scoring one goal … Spent time on loan with first-division side Qatar Sports Club during the season, appearing in seven games.
2010-11: In his seventh season with Roda JC, scored a career-best four goals in 32 league games, contributing to the club’s sixth-place finish in the Dutch Eredivisie … Played the full 90 in all but three of his appearances during the season … Scored twice against Excelsior during the season, including the equalizing goal in a 2-1 win Oct. 2, 2010 … Notched the first of the team’s five goals in the second half to earn a 5-4 win over Willem II Tilburg on April 2, 2011 … Finished his time at Roda JC have played in 189 league games, scoring 12 goals.
2009-10: Appeared in 23 league games (16) for Roda JC … Scored two goals, finding the net in back-to-back defeats to AZ Alkmaar and SC Heracles on Nov. 21-28, 2009 … His strike against AZ Alkmaar leveled the score in the 27th minute of an eventual 4-2 loss … Started in 2-0 loss to PSV Eindhoven in a Dutch Cup match Oct. 28, 2009.
2008-09: Started all but three of his 27 league appearances for Roda JC … Was issued a career high nine cautions over the course of the campaign … Assisted on the go-ahead goal of a 1-1 draw against De Graafschap on Nov. 29, 2008 … Earned his second assist of the season on the opening goal of a 3-2 victory over Feyenoord Rotterdam on May 10, 2009.
2007-08: Played in 29 games (27 starts) in his fourth season with Roda JC … Scored once in league play, contributing to a 2-1 victory over SC Heracles in the second match of the season on Aug. 24, 2007 … Aided in Roda’s run to the Dutch Cup final, scoring a goal in a cup tie Feb. 26, 2008, as part of a 3-1 win over Dordrecht 90.
2006-07: Started in 28 of his 30 league appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie … Tallied twice in a three-game span, aiding in 2-0 wins over Excelsior on April 7 and NAC Breda on April 22, 2007, as Roda JC finished the campaign on a four-game unbeaten run to finish sixth in the table … Made two appearances in Dutch Cup play, making one start in a 1-0 loss to RKC Waalwijk on Feb. 27, 2007.
2005-06: Started 32 of Roda JC’s 34 league games, contributing to a top-10 finish in the Dutch Eredivisie … Was a member of the Roda JC side that competed in the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup and reached the semifinals against Spanish club Valencia.
2004-05: Made the move to the Dutch Eredivisie and signed with Roda JC … Made 16 appearances in league play (all starts), scoring three goals … Made his club debut Jan. 22, 2005, against De Graafschap … Scored his first goal for the club seven minutes into his second match, helping Roda to a 4-0 win against Willem II Tilburg on Jan. 28, 2005 … Scored all three of his goals over his first five matches with the club … His third goal of the season was the equalizer in a 1-1 road draw at AZ Alkmaar on Feb. 20, 2005.
2004: Made 22 league appearances in his lone full season with AIK, scoring one goal.
2003: Appeared in 17 matches (all starts) for Swedish side Vålerenga in the Tippeligaen, scoring one goal as the club avoided relegation on tiebreakers … Joined Swedish side AIK towards the end of the 2003 Allsvenskan campaign, appearing in five league matches … Started both legs for AIK against Spanish side and eventual champion Valencia in the first round of the 2003-04 UEFA Cup; Valencia advanced 2-0 on aggregate.
2002: Played in 24 matches during his fifth season with Vålerenga, making 21 starts and scoring three goals during the Tippeligaen campaign … Was a key contributor in Vålerenga winning the 2002 Norwegian Football Cup … Started in the cup final and helped the club to a 1-0 victory over Odd Grenland at Ullevaal stadion in Oslo on Nov. 3, 2002 … Vålerenga reached the final by beating Vang, Eidsvold Turn, Lørenskog, Moss, Viking and Aalesund in cup play.
2001: Became a regular contributor for Vålerenga, starting 21 matches as the club competed in the country’s second division … Scored one goal during the campaign as Vålerenga finished on top of the table with a record of 19-3-8 and earned promotion back to the Tippeligaen.
2000: Appeared in 15 league matches for Vålerenga, including four starts and scoring his first professional goal … The club was relegated to Norway’s second division at season’s end following a playoff with Songdal.
1999: Made one substitute appearance in his second season with Vålerenga.
1998: Began his professional career with top-flight Norwegian side Vålerenga as a teenager … Played in one Tippeligaen match for the club.
International: Has 10 caps with the Norway National Team, making his senior national team debut Jan. 24, 2001, starting and playing all 90 minutes of a friendly against South Korea … Scored his first international goal Nov. 20, 2002, coming off the bench in the 68th minute to provided the game-winning tally in the 81st minute of a 1-0 win in a friendly against Austria … Started five of his 10 national team appearances … Was on the match-day roster for UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying matches against Romania (Oct. 12, 2002) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oct. 16, 2002) … Last played for Norway Feb. 6, 2008, starting in a friendly against Wales … Also represented Norway at the U-21 level … Born in The Gambia, moved to Norway as a child.