Updated through October 6, 2019
2019 (Columbus/Richmond Kickers): Aboubacar Keita made 10 appearances (eight 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 made four consecutive starts for the Black & Gold starting from a road contest against the Chicago Fire (July 17). to a road contest against the San Jose Earthquakes (August 3). Keita returned to the starting a home contest against the Chicago Fire (August 31) and started in consecutives matches against Atlanta United (September 14) and Vancouver Whitecaps (September 21). He made a substitute appearance in a home match against the Philadelphia Union (September 29). Keita 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)