PLAYER PROFILE: Aziel Jackson #22




Aziel Jackson
Personal information
Full name Aziel Jackson
Date of birth (2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 20)
Place of birth New York City, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
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) 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 31, 2021

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

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.[6] On August 24, 2021, Jackson was loaned to USL League One side North Carolina FC.[7]

On March 23, 2022, it was announced Jackson would spend the season with Minnesota United FC 2, the club's MLS Next Pro side.[8]

Personal

Aziel is the son of jazz drummer and composer Ali Jackson Jr.[9]

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