|Full name||Gale Agbossoumonde|
|Date of birth||November 17, 1991|
|Place of birth||Lomé, Togo|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|2007||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2010||→ Braga (loan)||0||(0)|
|2011||→ Djurgårdens IF (loan)||8||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Eintracht Frankfurt II (loan)||1||(0)|
|2012||→ Carolina RailHawks (loan)||18||(1)|
|2015||Tampa Bay Rowdies||11||(0)|
|2016||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||29||(1)|
|2008–2011||United States U20||30||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 14, 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 17, 2010
Gale Agbossoumonde (born November 17, 1991) is an American soccer player.
Agbossoumonde was born in Togo, but his family fled to Benin when Gale was an infant. At the age of eight, his family moved to Syracuse, New York with the help of a church charity. Gale attended Christian Brothers Academy until the 9th grade, leading them to a NYS Soccer Championship runner-up finish that year.
After a semester with the U17 National Team, Agbossoumonde was invited to join U.S. Soccer Development Academy club IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He emerged as a force at centerback, earning high praise for his soccer IQ and his ability to effectively use his already large frame.
Agbossoumonde signed a three and a half year contract with Traffic Sports Marketing and Miami FC on August 6, 2009. His professional debut shortly followed and he made six appearances during the 2009 USL season. On January 7, 2010, he moved to Sporting Braga of the Portuguese Liga on a six-month loan that included an option to buy. Braga declined the purchase option when the loan spell ended.
Agbossoumonde was sent on loan to Allsvenskan team Djurgårdens IF in 2011. On April 15 he started his first match and went the full 90 minutes for Djurgårdens IF, against Malmö FF, having won "Man of the Match" honors. Agbossoumonde played eight games for Djurgårdens IF during spring 2011, but Djurgården decided not to use their option to buy him out of his contract, and Agbossoumonde left the club at the end of July 2011.
In August 2011, Agbossoumonde was loaned to 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. Gale received official clearance to play for Eintracht in the beginning of October 2011, and made his debut for the Eintracht reserve squad in a match on October 8 against SGS Großaspach. However, the loan to the German side proved short, too.
In December 2012, Agbossoumonde joined Toronto FC, after he was entered into a weighted lottery to allocate him to a team in Major League Soccer. Agbossoumonde made his debut for Toronto on April 6 due to an injury to starter Danny Califf, the game ended in a 2-2 home draw to FC Dallas.
On May 8, 2014, Agbossoumonde was involved in a three-team trade when the Colorado Rapids traded Marvin Chávez to Chivas USA for Luke Moore, who was immediately traded by Colorado to Toronto FC for Agbossoumonde. At the conclusion of the 2014 season, Colorado declined Agbossoumonde's contract option for 2015.
He has been an active member of the United States U-20 team and participated in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago, helping the US to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. In the tournament in Egypt, although only 17 at the time, he started all games for the US.
- Milk Cup U-20 Tournament:
- Winner: 2010
- U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year:
- Winner: 2010
- As of October 31, 2014
|United States||League||US Open Cup||USL Playoffs||North America||Total|
|2010||D2 Pro League||0||0||0||0||—||—||0||0|
|Portugal||League||Taça de Portugal||Taça da Liga||Europe||Total|
|Braga (loan)||2010–11||Primeira Liga||0||0||0||0||—||—||0||0|
|Estoril Praia||2011–12||Primeira Liga||0||0||0||0||—||—||0||0|
|Eintracht Frankfurt II (loan)||2011–12||Regionalliga Süd||1||0||0||0||—||—||1||0|
|United States||League||US Open Cup||NASL Playoffs||North America||Total|
|Carolina RailHawks (loan)||2012||NASL||17||1||0||0||3||0||—||20||1|
|Canada||League||Canadian Championship||MLS Cup||North America||Total|
|United States||League||US Open Cup||MLS Cup||North America||Total|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||2015||NASL||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||0||1|
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- Toronto FC rallies to tie FC Dallas
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