VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has re-signed centre back Pa-Modou Kah to a one-year contract extension. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As a result, Kah will no longer be eligible for today's MLS Re-Entry Draft.
Pa-Modou Kah - Whitecaps FC centre back
- Started 10 of the ’Caps league-leading 13 clean sheets and led Vancouver defenders in goals scored with three
- Played over 400 matches professionally in North America, Europe, and Asia
- 10 international appearances with Norway
- Speaks eight different languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Wolof
“We’re very pleased to bring Pa back,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. “The experience and mentorship he provides is of great value to our young group of players. He is a natural leader both on and off the field.”
Kah and Manneh bringing Gambian magic to Vancouver
Kah, 35, started 25 of his 26 appearances in all competitions during his first season in Vancouver.
"A big thanks to the coaching staff, my teammates, and everyone involved at the club for making my first year in Vancouver an enjoyable one," Kah said. "I'm looking forward to coming back and being a part of an even more successful year in 2016."
Offensively, the 6-foot-1 centre back contributed three goals and two assists, including a brace at Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle Sounders FC in Vancouver’s 3-0 win last August. For his efforts at CenturyLink Field, the North American Soccer Reporters named Kah the MLS Player of the Week for Week 22. Also of note, only one MLS defender scored more goals than Kah in 2015.
Prior to joining Vancouver, Kah made 47 appearances in all competitions during two seasons with Portland Timbers.
Kah also played for Qatari club Al Khor from 2011 to 2013, with a loan to Qatar SC in 2012, followed by a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Wehda in 2013. He played seven seasons with Dutch Eredivisie side Roda JC from 2005 to 2011, spent two years with Swedish club AIK from 2003 to 2004, and began his professional career in Norway with Vålerenga from 1998 to 2003.
Born in Banjul, The Gambia, Kah and his family moved to Norway when he was eight years old and he went on to earn 10 international appearances with his adopted country.
Pronunciation: paw Moh-doo KAW
Weight: 175 pounds
Date of Birth: July 30, 1980, in Banjul, The Gambia
Hometown: Olso, Norway
Citizenship: Norway / The Gambia
Status: Domestic (Green Card)
Last Club: Portland Timbers (MLS)
How Acquired: Free agent signing on January 21, 2015
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