Sint-Eloois-Winkel has announced that they have extended the contract of former USMNT U-23 striker Maki Tall’s contract for one year. 

Having moved from Royal Francs Borains during the January 2022 transfer window, the Washington, D.C. native soon jumped into the starting line-up for the Belgian team.

With minutes hard to come by at RFB, Tall told Yanks Abroad that, “I was very happy with the move.  I found a really good group and staff here who believe in me.”

Since he arrived in West Flanders, the team has gone on a nine game unbeaten streak with the American putting in solid performances that prompted management to offer him the contract extension.

“I’ve been performing well, scoring goals and assisting also.  (I’ve had) positive Impact on the games with my quality,” the 26-year-old continued.

“As for the extension, I’m really happy to stay. I’m happy with the club and they’re happy with me, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.”

Sint-Eloois-Winkel currently sits in seventh place in the Belgian third division, just four points out of fourth place and a promotion play-off spot, with three games left in the season.  Tall will hope to be instrumental in getting his new team into the play-offs and also promotion into the Belgian First Division B.

“I only wanted to stay here so am really happy we got it done quickly.”

By Michael Adubato

The old man of Yanks-Abroad, having been around since the very beginning in 2004, Known as the resident Belgian expert since that’s where he has lived for a couple of decades. Over the years he has interviewed Nats such as Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Tim Weah, to name a few. When not working the day job, he can often be found in stadiums around Europe, watching games from the top flight to the lower leagues. To prove that he is not just a pretty face, Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! On a non-soccer note, Adubato has just released a book of poetry from his travels, Missing the Exit, published by Broken Keys Publishing in Ottawa, Canada. So that must make him the YA poet laureate! You can grab your copy on Amazon.com, order online and pick it up and Barnes & Noble or get an e-copy at various outlets.

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