Phoenix Rising FC adds defender Amadou Dia and GK Nolan Wirth to squad

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PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC announced on Friday afternoon the club had signed former Sporting Kansas City defender Amadou Dia. The club also added Canadian goalkeeper Nolan Wirth, a former member of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy.

Dia was the 29th overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft when he was selected by Sporting Kansas City. In his rookie season with Sporting Kansas City, he appeared in 22 matches, which included 13 starts, and notched an assist. In 2016, Dia appeared in 10 games prior to being traded to the Montreal Impact for forward Cameron Porter.

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Name: Amadou Dia
Pronunciation: ah-mah-doo DEE-ah
Position: Defender
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
Jersey Number: 19
Date of Birth: June 8, 1993
Age: 24
Hometown: Nantes
Country: France
Last Club: Montreal Impact
How Acquired: Signed on June 9, 2017

2016: Appeared in one match with MLS side Montreal Impact. … Appeared in 10 matches with MLS side Sporting Kansas City.
2015: Appeared in 22 matches with Sporting Kansas City and collected an assist.
2011-2014: Appeared in 70 matches with Clemson University and scored four goals while notching six assists.

Achievements: Represented the United States at the U14 (2007), U18 (2009, 2010) and U20 (2012) levels.
 
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Name: Nolan Wirth
Pronunciation: Worth
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Jersey Number: 55
Date of Birth: January 24, 1995
Hometown: Burnaby, B.C.
Country: Canada
Last Club: Oregon State
How Acquired: Signed on June 9, 2017

2016: Appeared in 12 matches with Oregon State University as a junior.
2015: N/A
2014: Appeared in five matches with Oregon State University as a freshman.
 
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Dia had a nice assist to Drogba! I thought he looked great out there in his debut.
 

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