Laurent Kissiedou joins Memphis 901 FC having previously made 46 appearances in the USL Championship, including spending two seasons with Atlanta United 2. | Photo courtesy Atlanta United 2
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After a successful preseason trial with the club, Memphis 901 FC announced on Monday it had signed 22-year-old midfielder Laurent Kissiedou ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.
“Laurent is a skilled and industrious midfielder with nearly 50 USL Championship appearances at only 22 years of age,” said 901 FC Assistant Sporting Director James Roeling. “He is a fighter on the field, a great human being off it and will be a valuable addition to the roster and the Memphis 901 FC family.”
A native of Divo, Ivory Coast, Kissiedou began his career in the USL Championship with the Charleston Battery in 2017 on loan from the Atlanta United Academy, and made his professional debut on August 26. He subsequently returned to Atlanta and was part of Atlanta United 2’s inaugural season in the league in 2018, where he made 45 regular-season appearances and recorded four goals and two assists.
Kissiedou began his domestic career with the Atlanta United Academy in 2016. Over the course of a year, Kissiedou scored seven goals with the U18 team. During his time in the Atlanta area, the Ivorian was a member of the Kalonji Soccer Academy where he further developed before making the move into Atlanta United’s Academy.