Archives

Ghanaian midfielder Gershon Koffie scores to inspire Vancouver Whitecaps stalemate in MSL

Gershon Koffie scored for Vancouver

Gershon Koffie scored for Vancouver

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Follow Akyereko on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficial

Ghanaian youth midfielder Gershon Koffie scored a sensational 35 yarder for Vancouver Whitecaps as they drew 2-2 with Seattle Sounders in the United States Major Soccer League on Saturday night.

The 22-year-old scored in the 66th minute to hand Vancouver a 2-1 lead but the visitors grabbed a late-minute goal to defray Koffie’s lead.

Erik Hurtado scored in the 36th minute to cancel out Chad Barrett’s opener three minutes earlier before Koffie scored from a goalkeeping clanger to register his first goal of the season.

The 2011 Ghana U20 midfielder intercepted a kick from the Seattle keeper and hammered home a powerful volley from 35 yards which beat the committed Stefan Frei.

In an effort to keep the ball in play, Frei ventured way out of his net and booted a clearing attempt up the middle instead of safely up the sideline. Koffie pounced on the ball and scored into the vacated goal.

Koffie got booked in the 43rd minute for a bad foul on Seattle player.

READERS COMMENTS