HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a one-year loan with an option to exercise a permanent transfer at the conclusion of the loan on March 3, 2020.
PRONUNCIATION: mo-HAHM-ed AH-boo
Abu is a talented, technical player who should be a part of D.C.'s central midfield rotation in 2020..
INTERNATIONAL: Abu has earned three caps for the Ghana National Team, making his debut in a 2-0 win against Sudan in an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on October 8, 2011. He was among those called up for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and made two appearances (one start) during the tournament, including starting for Ghana in the Third Place Match against Mali.
OUTSIDE MLS: The midfielder has made 163 professional appearances (154 starts) across all competitions in Spain, France and Norway, scoring five goals and providing three assists. His previous experience includes playing for Stromsgodset IF in Norway’s Eliteserien, spending time in France’s First Division – Ligue 1 – with FC Lorient and featuring for Rayo Vallecano in La Liga – Spain’s topflight. In two seasons with Valerenga, he recorded two assists in 37 appearances.