Updated through September 14, 2019
2019 (Columbus/Richmond Kickers): Aboubacar Keita has made eight appearances (seven starts as a centerback) in 2019 for Crew SC. He made his 2019 regular-season during a road match against Houston Dynamo (April 27) On March 6, he was sent on loan to the Richmond Kickers of the USL. Keita made three appearances (two starts) for the Kickers. Keita recorded his first MLS career start during a road contest against Real Salt Lake (July 3), playing all 90 minutes. He has made four consecutive starts for the Black & Gold starting on July 17 during a road contest against the Chicago Fire. Keita has recorded two consecutive starts for Crew SC during a home contest against the Chicago Fire (August 31) and a road contest against Atlanta United (September 14). He did not make an appearance during the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Keita made five appearances (all starts) for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping the U.S. reach the quarter finals.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC signs defender and Crew SC Academy product Aboubacar Keita as a Homegrown Player on January 22, 2019.
Name: Aboubacar Keita (pronounced: ah-BOO-bah-car KAY-tah)
Born: April 6, 2000 in New York, New York
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 22, 2019.
Previous Experience: University of Virginia (2018)