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Battery Adds Dykstra, Dugoni & Bah

March 23, 2011 - United Soccer League (USL) - Charleston Battery News Release

Charleston, SC. The Charleston Battery has added three players to its roster ahead of the USL PRO season opener on Saturday, April 9 vs Charlotte Eagles at Blackbaud Stadium. Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra comes to the Battery after two years with Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, defender Graham Dugoni arrives from Norway's Mj�ndalen IF and eighteen-year old Gambian forward Seedy Bah comes to the Battery for his rookie professional season.

Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra played two seasons with Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire making seventeen appearances. Dykstra, 6-4, 195 lbs., 25 yrs., impressed during the recent Carolina Challenge Cup matches.

A native of Woodbridge, Virginia, Dykstra played his college soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser commented "Andrew is an excellent goalkeeper with a lot of potential. He is very big and strong and brings a lot of presence to his position."

Defender Graham Dugoni joins the Battery after impressing at the Battery's February trials. Dugoni was invited into camp and earned a contract following his performances in the Carolina Challenge Cup.

A native of Portland, OR, Dugoni won the PDL championship in 2010 with the Portland Timber's U23's. Dugoni then joined Norweigan side Mj�ndalen IF for a short spell before returning to the United States.

Dugoni, 6-2, 180 lbs., 24 yrs., was a four-year starter at Duke University.

Coach Anhaeuser stated "Graham comes to us via our trials; he has performed at a very high level and has shown a lot of great qualities in a central defender. He is good in the air, on the defensive end and is not afraid to make his mark when needed."

Forward Seedy Bah also attended the Charleston Battery's February trial after spending the early part of the 2011 preseason with MLS's Seattle Sounders.

Bah, 5-9, 150 lbs., 18 yrs., grew up in Bakau, Gambia and has represented Gambia at the U17 level.

Coach Anhaeuser commented "Seedy is a young and talented forward from Gambia; he will bring a lot of energy and scoring prowess to a youthful front line that we have assembled this season."


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