U.S. Abroad: Tall moves to Switzerland

Maki Tall, who started the first game of the Under-20 World Cup for the USA, joined Swiss Super League FC Sion on a three-year contract following his transfer from French club Lille.

Tall scored the first goal in the USA's opening win, 2-1 over Myanmar, but missed the remainder of the tournament with a broken toe. He left the opener in the 49th minute.

Coach Tab Ramos added him to the U-20 squad after the January qualifying tournament in Jamaica. He scored two goals in the USA's final four tournament warmup games.

Born in Washington, D.C., Tall moved with his family to Senegal at age 7 and to his parents’ homeland, Ivory Coast, at age 11. He spend last season playing for French third division Red Star on loan from Lille.

FC Sion won the Swiss league title in the 1990s and is the reigning Swiss Cup champion. It is qualified for the group stage of the 2015-16 Europa League.

FC Sion opened the 2015-16 Swiss season last Saturday with a 2-2 tie at FC Lucerne.

-- French-American keeper Quentin Westberg left Norwegian club Sarpsborg midway through his first season to return to France and join Ligue 2 Tours. He had started four games in the Tippeligaen after joining Sarpsborg from French third division club Luzenac.
2 comments about "U.S. Abroad: Tall moves to Switzerland".
  1. Jimi Marley, July 22, 2015 at 3:28 a.m.

    Great move. Too bad he got hurt in the U20 world Cup. This guy is theu real deal. A true striker. Good luck to him

  2. Santiago 1314, July 22, 2015 at 9:06 p.m.

    Looked Like a Good Replacement for Jozy... Wish him well...

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