Bakary Soumare

Bakary Soumare
Bakary Soumare
Bakary Soumare
Real Name: Bakary Soumare
HT: 6' 4" WT: 190
Age: 35 (11/09/1985)
Birthplace: Bamako, Mali
Hometown: New York, NY

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected with the first overall pick in the second stage of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft, on December 18, 2014.

Soumare, 29, from Mali, is a seven year MLS veteran, having played 115 games, 106 as starter, and 9,495 minutes of play.

He kicked off his professional career with the Chicago Fire in 2007, after being drafted as the second overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.

In 2008, in his second season in MLS, he was nominated for the MLS Defender of the Year and was named to the MLS Best XI. The following year, he was also selected to the MLS All-Star team.

In August 2009, he transferred to French club US Boulogne, where he played more than 70 championship and France Cup games in three seasons in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.

He came back to MLS in 2012 and saw limited playing time with Philadelphia. Following a trade in May 2013, Soumare returned to Chicago. He played 48 games, 47 as starter, and more than 4,000 minutes in his last two seasons with the Fire.

At the international level, Soumare has been capped 13 times by Mali since 2008, playing World Cup qualifying matches as well as matches in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015FC Dallas00000000000
2015Montreal Impact109083502010030
2014Chicago Fire26250227504133150
2013Chicago Fire22221191905231042
2013Philadelphia Union3302610104010
2012Philadelphia Union110900000000
2009Chicago Fire16160136413218051
2008Chicago Fire282802514153390100
2007Chicago Fire19110107204141061
Career Totals-12511511033022491761344
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