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Sounders 2 continue to seek talent in West Africa, pursuing Nigerian winger

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S2 and Sounders have history signing talent from the region, including First Team players Nouhou and Sanna Nyassi.

In the last two seasons Seattle Sounders 2 signed three Cameroonian players each year. Their biggest success, Nouhou, earned a full MLS contract and was a major contributor to the repeat run to the MLS Cup Final. Rumor is now that S2 is expanding beyond Cameroon into Nigeria, targeting 23-year-old Usman Ibrahim.

A source tells Metro that Ibrahim Usman is in talks of joining the Seattle Sounders and likely their USL team.

Usman Ibrahim/Ibrahim Usman is primarily a right wing who also spends some time up top and on the left. He is a bit older than most foreign signings to S2 at 23, but also lacks top flight experience.

The former Nigeria youth national team player played for their U-17s back in the 2010/11 cycle and was with Kaduna United during their top flight run in 2014. He has since faded from tracked leagues.

Damani Ralph is the agent connected to the other players that Metro mentions, but no sources connect Ibrahim to the former MLS player directly.

S2 has yet to announce player options/declines after the 2017 season, one of six teams to not do so. They are the only USL team to have no movement in/out yet this offseason.

In 2018 S2 will play at Cheney Stadium, with the Tacoma Rainiers taking over business operations. They will still practice at Starfire Sports Complex in order to spend as much time as practical with the First Team.