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August 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Sanna Nyassi called up to Gambian national team

Nyassi, a starting midfielder for Sounders FC, was not at training today. He has been called up by the Gambian national team for an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia.

Here’s the release from the team:

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Sounders FC Midfielder Sanna Nyassi Called In by Gambia

RENTON, WASH. – The Seattle Sounders FC announced today that the Gambia National Team has called in midfielder Sanna Nyassi for Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier with Namibia in Banjul, Gambia.

Nyassi will miss Seattle’s U.S. Open Cup semifinal versus Chivas USA and the MLS match on Saturday at New England. He will return to Seattle on September 6.

Nyassi has started the last six MLS matches and eight altogether this season. He has three assists in 17 appearances.

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