Kekuta Manneh

Kekuta Manneh
23
Forward
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 5' 9"
  • 145 lbs.
  • 12-30-1994
  • Bakau, The Gambia
PROFILE
A quick and agile winger, Kekuta Manneh joined Whitecaps FC after being selected fourth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, the Gambian striker played for Austin Aztex of the USL PDL. Manneh scored his first MLS goal for Whitecaps FC on April 27, 2013 versus FC Dallas. 
 
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2013: Manneh had a memorable rookie season with Whitecaps FC, scoring six goals and recording two assists in 20 appearances. The Gambian made his first start for the club on opening day, playing the first 45 minutes against Toronto FC on March 2 at BC Place. His first goal for the club came on April 27 when he ignited the ‘Caps comeback in a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas, scoring the first goal before assisting on Camilo’s equalizer. His second goal came on July 14, as he came off the bench to seal a 3-1 win over Chicago Fire. The biggest moment of the season for Manneh was a hat-trick versus Seattle Sounders FC on October 9. At 18-years-old at the time, Manneh became the youngest player in MLS history to record a hat-trick. The young striker went on to make a second consecutive start away at Colorado Rapids on October 19, scoring a sublime goal on 32 minutes. Manneh also made one substitute appearance in the Amway Canadian Championship, coming on against FC Edmonton on May 1.
 
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER RESERVES LEAGUE
2013: The Gambian bagged a goal and assisted on another in the 'Caps' 6-1 win over Trinity Western University. He opened the scoring in a thrilling 3-3 tie between the Reserves and Chivas USA's Reserves. He has scored versus Richmond Kickers in both meetings this year against the USL pro side, on June 22 and July 23. 
 
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2012: In his first and only season with Austin Aztex, Manneh made 12 regular season appearances, starting in 10 matches and scoring seven goals. This included a four-goal performance in a 7-0 win against the Texas Dutch Lions, after which he was named PDL Player of the Week. In the 2012 USL PDL postseason, Manneh appeared in 2 matches and registered three goals.
 
UNITED STATES SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
2011: In his second year in the USSDA, Manneh registered 24 goals in 23 matches for Lonestar SC U-17/18. 2010: In his debut season in the USSDA, Manneh registered 35 goals and three assists in 23 matches for Texas Rush U-15/16. As a result of his great 2010 campaign, Manneh was named to the 2010 Disney’s Soccer Showcase All-Star Team and received a one-week training stint with Premier League side Chelsea FC.
 
GAMBIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION
2009-10: Manneh played his first season of professional soccer for Steve Biko FC of the GFA League First Division. In 12 matches, Manneh registered 17 goals before continuing his soccer career in North America.
 
INTERNATIONAL
Manneh has been a member of the Gambian U-20 men’s national team.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 18 9 3 785 1 40 15 9 11 2 0
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 20 6 6 764 2 38 15 1 14 1 0
Career Totals 38 15 9 1549 3 78 30 10 25 3 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 18 9 3 785 1 40 15 9 11 2 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 20 6 6 764 2 38 15 1 14 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/30/2014 VAN @ CHI T 0-0 Subbed On 13 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
7/27/2014 DAL @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 VAN @ TOR T 1-1 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CHV @ VAN L 3-1 Started 68 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN W 0-1 Started 68 0 0 3 2 1 4 0 0
6/28/2014 VAN @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2014 MTL @ VAN T 0-0 Started 62 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
6/7/2014 VAN @ PHI T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2014 VAN @ POR W 4-3 Started 45 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 79 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
5/3/2014 SJ @ VAN W 2-3 Started 57 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Started 61 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0
4/19/2014 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 45 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 VAN @ LA L 0-1 Started 77 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
4/5/2014 COL @ VAN L 2-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 HOU @ VAN W 1-2 Subbed On 14 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 VAN @ NE T 0-0 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 1-1 Subbed On 30 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 NY @ VAN W 1-4 Subbed On 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 COL @ VAN W 0-3 Started 73 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
10/19/2013 VAN @ COL L 2-3 Started 90 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 0
10/9/2013 VAN @ SEA W 4-1 Started 72 3 0 5 3 0 0 0 0
10/6/2013 POR @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN L 1-0 Subbed On 36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 VAN @ MTL W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 VAN @ DAL L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2013 CHV @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 0
8/24/2013 LA @ VAN L 1-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
8/17/2013 VAN @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 SJ @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 VAN @ POR T 1-1 Started 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 PHI @ VAN L 1-0 Subbed On 42 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
7/20/2013 VAN @ LA L 1-2 Subbed On 28 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/14/2013 CHI @ VAN W 1-3 Subbed On 28 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SEA @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 VAN @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 VAN @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 CHV @ VAN W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 NE @ VAN W 3-4 Subbed On 24 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
6/8/2013 VAN @ SEA L 2-3 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 VAN @ NY W 2-1 Subbed On 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 POR @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 LA @ VAN W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL L 0-2 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DAL @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 36 1 1 6 3 0 1 0 0
4/20/2013 VAN @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 VAN @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 VAN @ CHV L 1-2 Subbed On 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 VAN @ HOU L 1-2 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 CLB @ VAN W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 TOR @ VAN W 0-1 Started 45 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves