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USL coaches consider Victor Mansaray best U20 player in league

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S2 players come in 1st and 12th in top 20 under 20 USL coaching poll

Seattle Sounders vs. West Ham United: Photos Photo credit - MikeRussellFoto

It’s easy to forget just how young Victor Mansaray is. He signed his pro contract back on November 5th of 2014. Nearly two seasons into his pro career he also had a couple of major life events - graduating high school, becoming eligible to vote.

USL coaches have not forgotten his talent. In fact, they are so impressed with his talents that they rated him the #1 player in the league among players under the age of 20.

Now a regular with the U20 national team, a potent goal scorer who continues to develop his first touch and passing in traffic, Victor is also over in Norway exploring professional options there.

If the Seattle Sounders are looking to the future, a teenager who already has seven professional goals in 2165 minutes across USL, MLS, and the Open Cup is exactly that. For perspective Darwin Jones and recently cut Andy Craven are both 24. Darwin has 11 goals in 2317 all comps minutes. Craven notched 10 goals in 2674 minutes.

Mansaray wasn’t the only S2 player to make the USL 20 under 20 list. First year Sounders 2 central midfielder Mark O’Ojong came in at 12th. O’ojong is 4th in minutes played, has two goals for the Tukwila side. After early yellow card trouble in three straight games the midfielder settled into the style of play adding to both attack and defense.