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Kalif Alhassan Profile

Alhassan, Khalif 0
Portland Timbers ()
Accra, Ghana
Liberty Professionals, Portland Timbers (USSF D-2 Pro League)

Alhassan joined the Timbers for their inaugural MLS season in 2011. He played in eight games with Portland’s second division club in 2010, joining the club midway through the campaign. Alhassan played in Ghana’s GLO Premier League with Liberty Professionals from 2007-10. He’s been a part of Ghana’s National Team system since 2007, playing for the U-17 and U-20 sides. He was called into camp with the senior team in 2009.

Stats & Facts: 2010: Was signed by the Timbers on Aug. 19 and played in six regular season matches (3 starts) during the USSF Division-2 Pro League season … Scored the game-winning goal – his first goal with the club – in a 1-0 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders on Sept. 18 … Tallied in the regular-season finale Oct. 2 against the Vancouver Whitecaps, which ended in a 2-2 draw … Started in both of the Timbers’ first-round playoff matches against Vancouver.

CAREER: Began professional career with Liberty Professionals in Ghana’s GLO Premier League in 2007 … Played with the club through the 2010 campaign before arriving in Portland … Helped Liberty Professionals reach the semifinals of the 2009 West Africa Football Uniion (WAFU) Club Championship.

NATIONAL TEAM: Has been a member of Ghana’s National Team system since 2007 … Played for both the U-17 and U-20 National Teams … Was first named to the Ghana U-20 National Team pool in 2008, and has participated in several camps with the U-20s, including the 2009 Youth African Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup … Called into camp with the senior national team for the 2009 African Cup of Nations Championship.