Colorado goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul will be Major League Soccer’s lone representative at the African Cup of Nations, which begins later this month in Ghana.
Coundoul was officially named to Senegal’s 23-man roster on Tuesday. This isn’t news to SBI readers, who were informed of Coundoul’s selection back in November.
What is news is that Coundoul has worked his way up to the No. 2 goalkeeper spot and will now serve as the backup to Senegal starter Tony Sylva.
Coundoul enjoyed a breakout season in 2007, his first as a full-time starter for the Rapids. The 25-year-old netminder finished 2007 with nine shutouts and finished second in the league in saves and third in goals against average.