ROUND-UP: Africans in MLS Week 19
Africans in MLS had a poor run over the weekend in week 19 as Kekuta Manneh, Kei Kamara, Fanendo Adi all failed to find the back of the net for the their respective clubs.
Here’s AfricaFootballShop.com’s MLS correspondent Stak Sottie’s round-up of week 19.
Over the weekend at the PPL Park in Chester, Phaladelphia Union’s C.J Sapong was a full timer as they trashed Portland Timbers 3-0. Fanendo Adi was a full-timer but Ghanaian goalie Adam Kwarasey wasn’t part of the travelling party. Liberian Darlington Nagbe wasn’t part of the squad that made the trip to Chester either.
Kekuta Manneh was an 80th minute substitute as his side was beaten at home. Ghanaian midfielder Gershon Koffie was substituted in the second-half with 59 minutes gone for Whitecaps. Zambian born former Wales international Robert Earnshaw was introduced in the 84th minute. Pa Moudo Kah was not part of the squad that lost 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.
Chicago Fire’s Kennedy Igboananike was an 83rd minute substitute. Ghanaian winger David Accam is yet to recover from his injury so was unavailable over the weekend. Seattle’s Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins was not part of the team as he continues rehabilitation from injury.
Dominic Oduro and Ambroise Oyongo were all full timers as their side Montreal Impact trashed Crews at home. Mali’s Bakary Soumare played only 25 minutes for Montreal. MLS top scorer Kei Kamara saw the entire duration of the game in Montreal. Eritrea’s Mohammed Saeid saw 45 minutes of action for Columbus Crew as they went home empty handed.
Nigerian Amobi Okugo had a good time in midfield for Orlando City FC as they lost 0-1 to FC Dallas at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Cameroonian forward Charles Eloundou, 20, assisted twice as his side Colorado Rapids beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 at the Commerce City on July 11th.