SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC today announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Nouhou Tolo. The 19-year-old joins the First Team following a 2016 campaign in which he appeared in 24 games for Sounders FC 2, the club’s USL side.
“Nouhou performed admirably for S2 last season and we’re excited to add him to the First Team roster in 2017,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “It’s important that we continue to build players up through our developmental pipeline, and here is another good example of a young player who earned his opportunity to represent the First Team.”
Tolo, 19, started all 24 of his appearances for S2 last season, leading the team with 2,061 minutes and helping the USL side to a 9-13-8 record in its second campaign. The Douala, Cameroon native joined S2 in April of 2016 from Cameroonian side Rainbow FC.
The 2017 Sounders FC preseason presented by adidas begins on Tuesday, January 24 and includes training camps in Tucson and Charleston before the MLS-opener on Saturday, March 4 against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. 2017 Season Ticket Memberships, including new seat options in the upper bowl, are still available by calling 877-MLS-GOAL or emailing Sales@SoundersFC.com. Complete information on all Sounders FC ticket packages can be found at SoundersFC.com/Tickets.
TRANSACTION: Seattle Sounders FC signs defender Nouhou Tolo on January 26, 2017.