Musse to the Whitecap FC Residency Program

Ali off to Vancouver

January 8, 2014


Winnipeg,  WSA Winnipeg and Canadian National team member Ali Musse has returned to the developmental stable of the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps! With the new year upon us and the holidays fading to a memory WSA Winnipeg is getting back to business. First and foremost WSA Winnipeg would like to congratulate Ali Musse on his return to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC residency program.  Just back from his participation in the FIFA U17 World Cup, Ali will be off to Vancouver to rejoin several of his World Cup teammates.

Musse who was part of the Whitecaps Professional Development Academy as a 15 year old was called back to the Whitecaps after his stint with the U18 Canadian National Team this fall. Musse a product of the World Soccer Academy in Winnipeg has spent the past 3 seasons playing with the WSA Winnipeg USL PDL franchise.

In the 2013 season Musse,  who plays as a Striker or Attacking Midfielder, lead WSA Winnipeg in shots on goal scoring 6 times in the 14 game PDL Schedule. Musse’s WSA teammate over the past 3 seasons Kristjan Nordman spoke about Musse after hearing of the move to Vancouver “ Ali Musse is truly a beautiful player to watch and it has been inspirational to see him take the next step to becoming a professional player with a team like the Whitecaps. We will miss Ali a bunch but it goes to show how the World Soccer Academy is affecting the growth of elite soccer players in Manitoba.” 

With former WSA Academy players like Dylan Carreiro, who was just named Canada’s U18 Male Player of the Year playing in England for QPR,  and Women’s National Team member and FC Kansas City  player Desiree Scott, together with the recent news of WSA Keeper Tyson Farago signing with FC Edmonton of the NASL and now Ali Musse’s move to the Whitecaps Reserve program things are looking good at World Soccer Academy.

WSA Winnipeg  Coach and owner Eduardo Badescu who has mentored Musse since he was 9 years old beamed when he announced the news to the PDL players during training before Christmas. Badescu said that Ali has all the tools to take the next step, an opportunity that few Winnipeg players ever get.

We wish Ali all the best as he continues down his exciting career path.