Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Former U.S. U-17 Ibrahim called up for Ethiopia
January 5th, 2013 10:30PM

TAGS:  african nations cup, nasl, u-17 world cup


[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Fuad Ibrahim, who was the second youngest player after Freddy Adu ever drafted by an MLS club, has been named to Ethiopia's team for the 2013 African Cup of Nations Jan. 19-Feb. 10 in South Africa. Ibrahim, who is now 21 and plays for the NASL Minnesota Stars, is the second American after Nevin Subotic to represent the USA at the Under-17 World Cup and then make a one-time switch to represent another country at the senior level.

Ibrahim was 15 when he was drafted in the second round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. Later that year he played all four games for the USA at the Under-17 World Cup in South Korea. He never played for Dallas but did make 26 appearances for Toronto FC over three seasons.

After sitting out 2011, Ibrahim played five games for Minnesota in 2012. After the season, he played Ethiopia at the CECAFA Cup in Uganda.

Subotic played in the 2005 U-17 World Cup but later decided to represent Serbia at the senior level. The Borussia Dortmund central defender played for Serbia at the 2010 World Cup and is one of the German Bundesliga's top players at his position.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS: Lots at stake in Wednesday's games    
There's an abbreviated MLS schedule this week for the FIFA international window with two games on ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 5    
Canada, which has not qualified for the Olympic men's soccer tournament since 1984, moved into Saturday's ...
Three Takeaways from USA-Panama Olympic qualifier    
The USA had already clinched first place in Group A of the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament ...
TV Report: NWSL viewers up for final, down for season    
The NWSL final won by FC Kansas City over regular-season champion Seattle averaged 167,000 viewers, the ...
Landon Donovan wants Klinsmann to be held accountable    
The conventional wisdom is that Jurgen Klinsmann's job is not on the line if the USA ...
Offseason: NWSL Thorns send five players on loan overseas    
The Portland Thorns loaned defenders Steph Catley (Melbourne City FC), Kendall Johnson (Western Sydney Wanderers) and ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"Certainly when you talk about the United States in a bigger way, one of the beautiful ...
Video Pick: Brazilian mascot loses his head     
O Vovo ("Grandpa"), the mascot of Brazilian second division club Ceara, apparently doesn't get that his ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"Jurgen said many times he wants our players to feel pressure. ... Well, the same holds ...
What They're Saying: Roy Keane     
"Yes, why wouldn't he be? He didn’t have the baby. Unless he's breastfeeding he should be ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives