Option declined following 2019 season.
Right back Abdul-Salaam started three games and earned two assists in four appearances for NYCFC in 2018 before being loaned to Phoenix Rising in the USL on August 13, 2018. He joins Seattle for 2019 hoping to fill-in as a backup behind Kelvin Leerdam.
COLLEGE: Abdul-Salaam played three seasons at Akron (2012-2014), recording three goals and 12 assists in 54 college games. He became a regular starter during his junior campaign in 2013, recording five assists in 19 starts. He earned All-MAC First Team honors in 2014 as a senior, notching two goals and a team-high six assists while starting all 21 games for the Zips.