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Loudoun United FC Announce Multiple Signings Ahead of the 2021 USL Championship Season

By Staff, 02/11/21, 12:45PM EST


Leesburg, Va. - Loudoun United today announced multiple signings for the upcoming 2021 USL Championship season including forward Samson Sergi, defender Wahab Ackwei, and goalkeeper Keegan Meyer. Defender Gaoussou Samaké was also acquired as a loan from Ivorian team, ASEC Mimosas. The signings are pending league and federation approval.

“When putting together this roster we (Stewart Mairs, Dave Kasper, Victor Lonchuk, and I) not only wanted talented and athletic players, but we also wanted to find players that had a love and passion for the game and who show competitive drive, resiliency and a desire to improve every day,” said Ryan Martin, Head Coach of Loudoun United FC. “We think we’ve found that in Sam, Wahab, Keegan, and Samaké. They are top players and people who will help drive the culture at Loudoun United. I couldn't be happier to welcome them to the Loudoun United family.”

Samson Sergi is a native of Ashburn, VA and attended Broad Run High School. The forward went to college at Xavier University where he played on the team for four years, appearing in 67 matches and tallying 29 goals and five assists. As a senior, Samson was named to the 2019 All Big East First Team. He spent his 2020 season with New Mexico United where he appeared in six matches in the season.

Wahab Ackwei is a Ghanaian defender who made his professional debut in the Ghanaian Division One with Inter Allies FC in 2015. He made 56 appearances for them over the course of three seasons and tallied three goals. He played his 2018 season with USL team, New York Red Bulls II, where he made seven appearances. After the 2018 season he was signed by USL League One team, the Richmond Kickers, where he made 12 appearances and scored one goal during the 2019 season.

Keegan Meyer is from Silver Spring, Maryland and attended High Point University where he played in goal in every match for the team from 2016-2018. Meyer made 164 saves and kept 20 clean sheets in the 54 matches he played in. He was selected 43rd overall in the 2020 MLS Superdraft by the New England Revolution, and he spent his 2020 season as a member of the New England Revolution II where he made eight appearances and tallied 20 saves and one clean sheet.

Gaoussou Samaké is a defender born in the Ivory Coast who played the first two years of his professional career with ASEC Mimosas, the most successful club in the history of Ivorian soccer. Samaké appeared in ten matches (started seven) in his two years with the club. The 23-year-old has also featured for the U-23 Ivory Coast National Team.

Player: Samson Sergi

Position: Forward

Birth date: July 2, 1996

Age: 24

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

Country: USA

Height: 6-2

Weight: 174 lbs

Status: Domestic


Player: Wahab Ackwei

Position: Defender

Birth date: October 19, 1996

Age: 24

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Country: Ghana

Height: 6-0

Weight: 163 lbs

Status: International


Player:  Keegan Meyer

Position: Goalkeeper

Birth date: March 10, 1997

Age: 23

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Country: USA

Height: 6-3

Weight: 194 lbs

Status: Domestic


Player: Gaoussou Samaké

Position: Defender

Birth date: November 4, 1997

Age: 23

Hometown: Dabou, Ivory Coast 

Country: Ivory Coast 

Height: 5-6

Weight: 152 lbs

Status: International

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