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PLAYER PROFILE: Aziel Jackson #22




Aziel Jackson
Personal information
Full name Aziel Jackson
Date of birth (2001-10-25) October 25, 2001 (age 20)
Place of birth New York City, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United
Number 25
Youth career
2014–2017 New York Red Bulls
2017–2018 Toulouse
2019–2020 Crossfire FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Blagnac 4 (0)
2021– Minnesota United 0 (0)
2021North Carolina FC (loan) 12 (1)
2022–Minnesota United 2 (loan) 19 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of August 25, 2022

Aziel Jackson (born October 25, 2001) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club Minnesota United.

Career

Youth

Jackson joined the New York Red Bulls academy in 2014, where he played until 2017.[2] In 2017, he moved with his family to France, subsequently joining the Toulouse academy until 2018.[3] He also spent time with Championnat National 3 side Blagnac.[4][5] In 2019, he returned to the United States, joining the Crossfire FC academy, as well as training with Seattle Sounders FC in 2020.[6]

Minnesota United

On April 30, 2021, Jackson signed a homegrown player contract Major League Soccer club Minnesota United, who acquired his rights from New York Red Bulls in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft.[7] On August 24, 2021, Jackson was loaned to USL League One side North Carolina FC.[8]

On March 23, 2022, it was announced Jackson would spend the season with Minnesota United FC 2, the club's MLS Next Pro side.[9]

Personal

Aziel is the son of jazz drummer and composer Ali Jackson Jr.[10]

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