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Goals and assists from African players in the United States: September 23-24

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom continues to make a major impact in the top division of American soccer as a dominating midfield presence but the 23-year-old South African scored his first Major League Soccer goal at a crucial time on Saturday. Blom curled in a perfect shot in a 2-1 victory for St. Louis City at Minnesota United, clinching a spot in the playoffs for the expansion club in their debut season. Blom is drawing acclaim throughout the league for the large amount of ground he covers at the base of the St. Louis midfield and is among the South African players in the league who are causing MLS scouts to take a closer look at South Africa’s Premier Soccer League.

Watch Blom’s excellent strike below along with all goals and assists from African players in the top two divisions of American soccer over the weekend.

Major League Soccer

Njabulo Blom (South Africa) curls a beauty into the top corner for his first MLS goal and the match winner in St. Louis victory at Minnesota United

Ahmed Hamdi (Egypt) fires in a low effort for his first goal of the season and the only goal of the match for Montréal in a 4-1 defeat at Atlanta United

Aaron Boupendza (Gabon) scores the second goal and Obinna Nwobodo (Nigeria) assists the third goal in a 3-0 FC Cincinnati victory over Charlotte

A poacher’s finish from William Agada (Nigeria) gives Sporting Kansas City a two-goal lead before Teenage Hadebe (Zimbabwe) responds for Houston Dynamo

Carlos Akapo (Equatorial Guinea) crosses to set up the equalizer in a draw for San Jose Earthquakes against Nashville

USL Championship

Tani Oluwaseyi (Nigeria) provides a goal and an assist while Walid Yacoubou (Togo) also scores in a 4-0 victory for San Antonio FC

Yann Ekra (Ivory Coast) produces an excellent assist on the opening goal for Tampa Bay Rowdies in defeat to Memphis


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