Macoumba Kandji

Macoumba Kandji
Macoumba Kandji
Houston Dynamo
Real Name: Macoumba Kandji
HT: 6' 4" WT: 175
Age: 30 (08/02/1985)
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

OUTLOOK: A tall, quick, athletic forward who joined Houston from Colorado through a February trade and can play both the outside mid and forward position

2012 MLS: Assisted Calen Carr's 28th minute goal vs. New York on 8/3 with a cross from the left side ... Two goals vs. Montreal on 7/21; first in the 7th minute off his own rebound, second in the 89th minute on a one-on-one with the goalkeeper rocketed into the back of the net ... Second goal vs. Montreal nominated for MLS Goal of the Week ... Drew a penalty vs. D.C. on 7/15 after collecting a long ball from Corey Ashe; Brad Davis converted ... Assisted Brad Davis' 4th-minute goal on 6/30 vs. Philadelphia, received hard cross from Boniek at the top of the box and layed it off for Davis to finish ... Scored first goal with the Dynamo on a 83rd minute volley from Brian Ownby's cross in 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10 ... Started his first game for the Dynamo on 5/9 at New York, played 73 minutes in a 1-0 loss ... Appeared as substitute in 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11 and 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders on 3/23 ... Reserves: Started and played 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Colorado on 3/13, 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27, 1-0 win at FC Dallas on 4/10 and 1-0 loss at Chicago on 4/16 ... Started and played 46 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Dallas on 6/16.

2011 MLS: Started one and appeared in nine games for Colorado ... Playoffs: Made three appearances off the bench and totaled 102 minutes ... Reserves: Started one game and played 77 minutes.

2010 MLS: Played in seven games, with four starts, playing 337 minutes and added three assists with the Rapids ... Underwent surgery to repair broken fifth metatarsal on April 21 – out 2-3 months and returned to lineup vs. D.C. United (7/10) ... Notched a career-high tying two assists vs. Philadelphia (9/29) ... Started first match as a member of the Rapids at RSL (9/25) ... Made his Rapids debut and registered an assist vs. New England (9/18) in 29 minutes as a sub ... Appeared in 13 games, eight as a starter, and tallied one goal for New York before being traded to Colorado ... Other: Started in friendly against Santos FC (3/20), playing 72 minutes and earning an assist ... Scored goal in friendly vs. Manchester City (7/25) and had an assist ... Playoffs: Played in three postseason games. Converted PK attempt in shootout win at Columbus (11/6). In MLS Cup, came on in the 98th minute and suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while setting up the game-winning goal only nine minutes after coming on. 

2009 MLS: Tallied career-highs in goals (4), assists (5), games played (23) and games started (20) ... Had first career multi-goal game with two goals in 5-0 rout of Toronto FC (10/24) ... Earned MLS Player of the Week for Week 8 vs. San Jose (5/8), having a hand in all four first half goals in a 4-1 win. 

2008 MLS: After being signed by New York on loan on Sept. 15, made five appearances and two starts and scored one goal and added two assists ... Made MLS debut vs. Colorado (9/27) as a substitute and earned an assist ... Scored first MLS goal at Chicago (10/23).

COLLEGE: Attended Georgia Military College from 2004-05 ... Tallied 17 goals and six assists in 2005 season, finishing fourth in the region in scoring ... Earned All-Region honors in 2005..

PERSONAL: Pronunciation: mah-KOOM-bah KAHN-gee ... Family owns a restaurant in Nashville, TN ... Appeared in 2010 January/February issue of Men’s Health magazine.

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