Manneh went on to play for the Whitecaps in MLS from 2013 to 2017, scoring 23 goals and adding 12 assists in 123 games for the ‘Caps before being dealt to the Columbus Crew in an MLS trade. He was also with Pachuca in Mexico’s top-tier Liga MX and with FC St. Gallen of the Swiss Super League. He returned to MLS with expansion team FC Cincinnati in 2019 and has also played MLS with the New England Revolution and Austin FC up to 2021. Manneh has 47 goals in 221 professional games.
“He will absolutely have a great impact on our team. Kekuta is an incredibly humble character and I look forward to the season working with him,” said Merriman, in a statement.
“Since the first day of training with our team, [Manneh] has clearly shown his motivation to help us win. He’s ambitious and wants to enjoy his football again.”