Don't Make Me Run, I'm Full of Chocolate!: Kekuta Manneh at FC St. Gallen (Switzerland)

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  1. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The team is one of the smaller ones in the RSL. Often the get loans from their larger neighbor YB of Bern. Here is what the stadium looks like.
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    And the town with the Stockhorn looking down at it.

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    Beautiful town.

    Manneh is the 6th striker on the club right now.
     
  2. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    His situation reminds me of Caleb Stanko two years ago. Also loaned to the RSL at Vaduz, which was a much smaller team. When he finally broke into the lineup he ended up playing 26 games with 1 goal and 4 assists. I hope that he gets his chance. I am sure that he will play in their first Swiss Cup match on 19 Aug vs
    Ueberstorf of the 2nd Interregional League (5th Division) That match will most likely be streamed free here - https://www.cupplay.ch/Live.aspx
     
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  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Ah, Stanko. A guy who played well in his natural position as a DM, but failed when Freiburg gave him a couple of chances to play CB.

    Let's hope they don't try to play Manneh as a CM.
     
  4. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An AYSO coach after one training session would know enough not to try and play Manneh at CM.
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Team won 2-3. They were up 0-3 before letting in 2 goals in the 2nd half.

    Manneh did not get off the bench.
     
  7. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Manneh didn't make the bench.

    Jordi Quintillà, who is an SKC washout who last played for the Puerto Rico Islanders, is starting for St. Gallen.
     
  8. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Manneh has speed but in general, doesn’t have a clue. Not someone who can go 90’, either. I see USL in his future or maybe a bench roll in MLS. It seemed promising when he first started playing for Whitecaps but the progress never came.
     
  9. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Kekuta completely fell off a cliff in his development. So disappointing and also just a lesson that speed is deceptive as an indicator of potential.
     
  10. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he could do well for the Lights!
     
  11. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    MVP quality.
     
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Next match - 19 August at FC Ueberstorf in the Swiss Cup 1st Round. If Mannah does not play in this match, he is in a world of hurts. Uebersroft is in the 2nd Interregional League (5th Division). Match will be streamed free here.
     
  13. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    world of hurts?

    he's fine ...he's making the 18 and i'm sure he'll get his chance eventually.
     
  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    This is another guy I don't really see as making much of an impact. We'll see.
     
  15. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess what I was implying was that in the first 6 games of the season, he made the bench 5 times, but has yet to get in a match. This last match he did not even make the bench. So if he can not play in cup match against a 5th Division team, that is a sign that the coach does not have much trust in you. That was my point.
     
  16. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    yeah....makes sense. signs arent looking good...but otoh, he is relatively new to the team/league/country...maybe (hopefully) he just needs a little time to settle in....

    YA history is littered with cases of players being buried on the depth chart at the beginning only to rise and become something...so I wouldnt write manneh off just yet ...even if he doesnt play anytime soon.
     
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  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:
     
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  18. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They were beating 3-0 a team from the fifth tier when Kekuta came in, and the game ended 6-0. Manneh didn't score, no idea if he provided any assists --finding info on this one is hard.
     
  20. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He did not have any goals. The match thread is here. The first goals was after 23 seconds in the match! There were actually 2'334 people at the match, the commune only has 2,353! Nice.
     
  21. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    United States
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  22. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Gonna be Austin FC's first signing, I suspect.
     
  23. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  24. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Played the 1st half of a friendly:

     
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