Option declined following 2016 season.
PRONUNCIATION: ah-mah-doo DEE-ah
Born in France, and moved to the United States at age seven. Dia will be looking to build on a strong rookie season that saw him be the first opening day rookie starter for SKC since 2011. He was named to two different MLS teams of the week and started four games in Sporting's triumphant US Open Cup campaign.
COLLEGE: Left back appeared in 70 games during a four-year collegiate career at Clemson, contributing four goals and six assists … As senior in 2014, helped lead Tigers to first ACC soccer championship since 2001 en route to reaching the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.
INTERNATIONAL: Has represented the US at the Under-14 (2007), Under-18 (2009, 2010) and Under-20 (2012) levels and also holds dual citizenship in his native France.