US U-20 Star Signs with Miami FC


Gale Agbossoumonde will not be going overseas just yet. Two days after USL-1 rival Puerto Rico Islanders advanced in the Champions League, Miami FC has upgraded its squad just before making the trip to face the Islanders.

Miami FC today signed the US U-20 team Central Defender who should fill in a key role as a defender for Thomas Rongen’s side in the upcoming U-20 World Cup. 17 year old Gale, played a major role in the qualifying tournament this spring, even though the final was aborted thanks to the Mexican Swine Flu outbreak.

Miami FC is in desperate need of bolstering its squad and this signing should certainly help, although the club will lose Gale to the U-20 World Cup for about a month. The  Blues currently sit in the final USL-1 playoff spot but is being chased by the Montreal Impact, a team with more experienced players and a much better historical track record of success in this league.

Here is the current USL-1 Table:

Carolina        39


Charleston    38

Portland        36

Puerto Rico   35

Rochester     29

Vancouver    26

Miami           25

Montreal       23

Minnesota    15

Austin           14

Cleveland     13

Austin was deducted two points for fielding a suspended player

Agbossoumonde, who moved from Benin to Syracuse with his family in 2000 is considered a top prospect for the US program. Here is an outstanding story on the youngster from

Gale scored the loan goal in the US’ U-18  1-0 win against Finland in Lisbon on May 27th.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.
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