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Ten things to know about defender Amadou Dia

Sporting Kansas City set the stage for another player reunion on Friday, signing 26-year-old defender Amadou Dia. The left back returns to Kansas City after spending two seasons with Sporting from 2015-2016.

You may remember Dia for his previous contributions in a Sporting uniform, but there’s plenty more to learn about the dynamic outside back. With that in mind, here are 10 things to know about the French American dual national.

1. French Roots

Dia was born in Nantes, France and spent the first several years of his life in Paris before moving to California at age 7 and to Colorado at age 10.