Player Details

Name

Abu Danladi

Height

5' 10"

Weight

170 lbs

Date of Birth

10.18.1995 (26)

Birthplace

Takoradi, Ghana

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

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ACQUIRED

Selected second overall with Nashville SC’s first pick in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft

AWARDS AND MILESTONES

  • Named 2014 Gatorade High School Player of the Year
  • Named 2014 Soccer America Men’s Player of the Year in 2015
  • First overall draft pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft
  • Nominee for AT&T 2017 MLS Best Goal of the Year
  • Finished 2nd in 2017 MLS Rookie of the Year voting

PROFESSIONAL

Nashville Soccer Club (Major League Soccer, United States)

2020

Minnesota United FC (Major League Soccer, United States)

2019

  • Made 24 appearances and four starts
  • Scored two goals and notched two assists
  • Made first appearance on March 16 at LA
  • Made first start and scored first goal of the year on April 6 at Red Bulls
  • Scored second goal on August 17 vs. Orlando
  • Provided assists on June 2 vs. Philadelphia and September 25 versus SKC

2018

  • Made 16 appearances and five starts in his second season
  • Scored one goal and notched one assist
  • Missed March 10 at Orlando and March 17 vs. Chicago due to injury before returning May 20 vs. SKC
  • Scored first goal of the season July 28 at Vancouver
  • Provided first assist of the season on August 11 at LA Galaxy

2017

  • Made 27 appearances and 15 starts in his debut season for Minnesota
  • Scored eight goals and notched three assists
  • Finished 2nd in MLS Rookie of the Year voting
  • Made MLS debut on March 18 at Colorado, came on as second-half substitute
  • Made first start on May 7 vs. SKC and recorded his first goal and first assist in MLS
  • Subbed off due to injury against LA Galaxy on May 21 and missed two matches
  • Scored opening goal in 3-2 win over Atlanta on October 3

COLLEGE

  • Danladi racked up an impressive list of accolades at UCLA (2014-2016), including a handful of Freshman of the Year awards, Pac-12 All-Conference teams, and he was in the running for the MAC Hermann Trophy
  • Despite missing the early part of the 2016 season with injury, Danladi led the Bruins with seven goals to bring his NCAA career total to 18.

PERSONAL

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