View Full Version : Official: Sounders Sign former TFC MF Sanyang

07-30-2011, 05:25 PM

07-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Ah yes the reckless one. Winter would have had a fit dealing with his turnovers.

07-30-2011, 06:52 PM
Sigi says: ""He's a good passer...."

Are we talking about the same Sanyang??!?

He was decent at breaking up plays but passing was not his forte.

07-30-2011, 07:35 PM
I'm thrilled for him. I still feel he's got lots of potential. I recall he had a strong against Seattle on the road last year.

07-30-2011, 07:46 PM
Interesting use of an int spot for a back up dm...

07-30-2011, 08:13 PM
^ Maybe I'm a little misinformed or a couple of years behind on my facts, but I though that most of the US teams didn't even use all of their international rosters spots most years.

07-31-2011, 09:54 AM
^sounders have so many internationals that received their green cards, zak, hurtado, montero ect....so they definately have spots

07-31-2011, 10:46 AM
First of last years "releasees" to get picked up. Sanyang was a red card waiting to happen most of the time. I remember after that Seattle game people were talking about PSV being interested :rolleyes:

Maltese Falcon
07-31-2011, 11:26 AM
took long enough...young kid with some potential

07-31-2011, 12:18 PM
didnt psv have a look at him?

J .
08-01-2011, 03:47 AM
He was a pretty decent, but very raw player. I expect Sigi will coach him along just fine for their defenseman. I think he will do better if he can sit infront of the back line and actually have attacking players present themselves off the ball for a pass as opposed to our static style of last season.

Low risk move by Seattle.

08-01-2011, 11:44 AM

08-01-2011, 12:25 PM
I wish Sanyang all the best and hope things work out for him. Here, he was too aggressive, threatened with yellow or red on almost every tackle. If he's learned to cOntrol himself he will do well.

08-01-2011, 08:04 PM
didnt psv have a look at him?

Yep, and Auxerre.

08-01-2011, 08:34 PM
He was extremely effective at time wasting too. Definitely had potential, wouldn't be surprised if it worked out well for Seattle.

08-02-2011, 05:22 AM
The other Gambian kid Gomez the tall center back who was injured last season then released I thought had much potential and I was surprised he was let go.

08-02-2011, 11:05 AM
The other Gambian kid Gomez the tall center back who was injured last season then released I thought had much potential and I was surprised he was let go.

My understanding is that both had complicating issues; apparently Gomez's knee was a wreck, so he might've just been done. He was definitely the more composed of the two. It's a shame for the kid; tough to see him ending up coaching in the Gambia or something when he had real promise.

Sanyang is a devout Muslim and my understanding was going through some religious self-discovery at Toronto, which can be pretty distracting.

Both of these guys were released too early, by Earl I believe, before Winter came on board. They both were young enough to have real prospects, and would've had residency soon enough.

EDIT: Story in All-Africa News says Gomez is back playing in the Gambian pro league with his old club, Samger. He was also capped for The Gambia in a friendly against Liberia last week that they lost 3-2.

08-02-2011, 11:17 AM
didnt psv have a look at him?

If they did it wasn't as a footballer.

But as far as I know PSV didn't.