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Goals from African players in MLS and the USL Championship: September 9-12

The final stages of the regular season are finishing up in the United States’s top two divisions with playoff positions to play for in both Major League Soccer and the USL Championship. Indy Eleven’s hopes of making the USL playoffs are a long shot but former Ghana national team attacker Solomon Asante helped his team’s cause by creating three goals in the team’s 4-3 win over Birmingham Legion, two of them by creating identical goals from corner kicks. Hartford Athletic’s African players were crucial contributors to the team’s 3-2 win over FC Tulsa as well to keep the Connecticut club’s hopes alive.

Watch all the goals and assists from African players in the top two American divisions over the past weekend below:

Major League Soccer

Jonathan Mensah (Ghana) places his header excellently to open the scoring in Columbus Crew’s 2-2 draw against Montréal

Victor Wanyama (Kenya) deflects in Montréal’s first goal to spark a late comeback against Columbus

USL Championship

Solomon Asante (Ghana) produces a hat-trick of assists in Indy Eleven’s 4-3 victory over Birmingham

Walid Yacoubou (Togo) and Prince Saydee (Liberia) score two of Hartford Athletic’s three goals in the opening 25 minutes against FC Tulsa

Lindo Mfeka (South Africa) scores a brace in a 2-0 road victory for Oakland Roots over Phoenix Rising

Wahab Ackwei (Ghana) floats a perfect pass in to set up Rio Grande Valley’s opening goal against New Mexico

Lebo Moloto (South Africa) crosses for FC Tulsa’s second in comeback attempt against Hartford Athletic


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