How Siad Haji immigrated from Kenya, fell through U.S. Soccer’s cracks and still rose to No. 2 in MLS SuperDraft

On Friday afternoon, Siad Haji achieved his dream of becoming a professional soccer player when the San Jose Earthquakes took the 19-year-old Generation Adidas attacker with the second pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Haji took a winding road to reach this point. He’s a refugee who grew up playing soccer on the streets in northern New England, nobody’s idea of a soccer hotbed. He was never tipped for stardom, spending his freshman year of college in Division III before landing on a D-I team. He’s a relative unknown, quiet…

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