Director of Player Personnel and Strategy: Issa Tall

Issa Tall is in his second season with Crew SC. Tall joined Crew SC from FIFA’s HQ in Zurich, where he worked in their Team Services and Competition Department, the group responsible for organizing the World Cup and other FIFA competitions. In addition, he led the revision and implementation of the new FIFA World Rankings.

Prior to his time with FIFA, Tall worked at Toronto FC in its Player Personnel and Scouting Department, as well as in the Major League Soccer league office in the Player Competition Department. Tall also spent some time as an assistant coach with the Adelphi University Panthers.

Tall graduated from Adelphi University where he played soccer from 2009-2011, making 41 appearances while scoring 24 goals. Prior to his time in collegiate soccer, Tall played soccer at RC Strasbourg Academy, winning the French National Cup (2006), as well as two Regional Championships (2003, 2004).