Timbers star Keita off on loan to ... India

[USL-1] The Portland Timbers have loaned 2009 USL-1 scoring champion Guinean Mandjou Keita to top-flight Indian club Salgaocar Sport Club for the 2009-10 I-League Division 1 season. He'll play for former MLS and USL coach Tim Hankinson, who is in his first season at Salgaocar.

Keita, 29, is set to return to Portland for the 2010 USL First Division season. The Guinean could be eligible to play as early as Salgaocar Sport Club's game  on Saturday against JCT.

Keita earned USL First Division All-League first-team honors and tallied a league-high 29 points in 29 matches. He played in the Malaysia Super League with Perak FC and DPMM FC from 2004-08 prior to joining the Timbers.

 

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