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Bouna Coundoul

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Bouna Coundoul born March 4, 1982 in Dakar, Senegal, is a Senegalese goalkeeper who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

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Created: 9th Jun 2008
Modified: 9th Jun 2008
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Bouna Coundoul
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Mar/4/1982
Interests: Art, Musique, Sport, Fashion
Place of Origin: Senegal

Coundoul attended and played for the University at Albany, SUNY where he received the All-New York City Goalkeeper of the Year award. Prior to attending College at the University of Albany, he was a standout goalkeeper at soccer powerhouse Martin L King Jr. High School in New York City,2005, Coundoul signed with the Colorado Rapids where he remains today. Coundoul made his MLS debut on May 13, 2006, coming on as a substitute for injured starter Joe Cannon in the 10th minute. He then earned his first professional start and shutout the next game, in a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 20. In the first game of the 2007 MLS season, at which he arrived wearing traditional Aenegalese garb, he contributed to the 2-1 victory over DC United with a diving stop in the last minute.

In an interview last year, he created his trademark phrase, "Bouna Time!" which has grown and spread as a chant in the supporters' sections as well as being promoted by the team.

For his performances during the 2007 MLS season, Coundoul was awarded a call-up to the Senegal national football team. On November 23, 2007, he was named to the Senegalese roster for the African Cup of Nations. He was capped in their final game against South Africa after regular goalkeeper Tony Sylva broke curfew and was suspended from the team. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Coundoul making several strong saves. (source wikipedia)

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