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USMNT prospect Sabbi skipping college for La Liga contract

150131 U18MNT starters Emmanuel Sabbi

From the Mid American Conference to La Liga, Emmanuel Sabbi’s competition just jumped up a notch.

Sabbi, 18, committed to Akron earlier this year but is not on the Zips’ preseason roster. Now we know why.

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The U.S. youth player has joined Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, linking up with Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sergio Araujo (though it’ll be tough for the youngster to see the pitch early on).

Sabbi was Akron’s top recruit, and is No. 9 in the above photo from the U.S. U-18 national team.

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