Player Details


James Musa


6' 0"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

4.1.1992 (29)


Plymouth, United Kingdom


2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

Contract option declined Dec. 11, 2020

A tall, athletic midfielder with experience playing in England, Australia, and New Zealand, Musa adds defensive depth to Minnesota's squad.

INTERNATIONAL: Earned his first senior cap for New Zealand on May 30, 2014. Has previously represented the Kiwis at the Under-20 and U-23 levels, including at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and London 2012 Summer Olympics.

OUTSIDE MLS: Began his professional career with Wellington Phoenix, a New Zealand team that competes in the Australian A-League. Also featured for New Zealand Football Championship outfits Team Wellington and Waitakere City FC. Signed with Fulham FC, the of the English Premier League, in 2012 and spent time on loan with Hereford United FC in the Conference before returning to New Zealand and Australia. Played for the USL's Saint Louis FC in 2015 and 2016. oins the Loons after playing two seasons for USL Championship team Phoenix Rising. The midfielder started 20 games for Phoenix in 2019 and was a regular during the club’s 20-game win and unbeaten streak in 2019 and during the club’s playoff run, which ended in the semifinals against eventual USL Championship winner Real Monarchs. During his two seasons with Phoenix Rising, Musa played 54 games across almost 4,000 minutes with three assists and two goals scored.