SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today announced that it has waived forward Victor Mansaray. The Homegrown Player signed with Seattle prior to the 2015 season and made three MLS appearances, in addition to playing extensively with Sounders FC 2, where he recorded five goals and three assists in 35 appearances. Mansaray spent most of the 2017 season on loan with USL side FC Cincinnati.
“We would like to thank Vic for his contributions to Sounders FC over the past three years and wish him success as he approaches the next step in his career path,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey.
Mansaray became the club's fourth Homegrown Player when he signed with Seattle on November 5, 2014. He joined the First Team while still attending Fife High School, approximately 30 miles south of Seattle. A standout while at the Sounders FC Academy, Mansaray scored a team-high 18 goals for the U-16 squad in the 2013-2014 season.
The Sierra Leone native made his First Team debut in an international friendly on March 24, 2015 against Club Tijuana at CenturyLink Field. He went on to make three MLS appearances in reserve roles during the 2015 campaign, including his MLS debut against FC Dallas on March 28, 2015. At the age of 18 years and 34 days, Mansaray became the youngest player in franchise history to appear in a match.
Following a 4-0 road win on Saturday over Minnesota United FC, Sounders FC (9-7-7, 34 points) returns home this Saturday, August 12 for a matchup with Western Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field (1:00 p.m. PT / JOEtv, ROOT SPORTS, Univision-Seattle, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM). Currently in a four-way tie for second place in the West, Seattle puts its seven-match unbeaten streak (4-0-3) on the line with a chance to move into a tie for first place in the conference table.
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC waives forward Victor Mansaray on August 10, 2017.