Video: Soloman Asante scores late to propel Phoenix Rising to USL Championship playoffs Final

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Solomon Asante #20 of Phoenix Rising FC moves the ball past Jose Carlos Anguiano #66 of Portland Timbers 2 at Casino Arizona Field on March 07, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Joe Hicks/Getty Images)

Ghanaian winger, Soloman Asante was on target for Phoenix Rising Stars FC in the USL on Saturday night against Reno FC.

The 30-year-old Ghanaian attacker was at his best once again for the Red and Blacks as his goal saved them from defeat to set them up for a semi-final win in the Western Conference as they look to gain promotion into the MLS next year.

Reno FC started the game on a high pace and got their reward six minutes into the game when Corey James Hertzog broke the deadlock of the match before Kevin Partida made it 2-0 to Reno on the 40th minutes.

On the stroke of half time, Rising struck back through Levon Lambert on the 45th minutes to bring the Red and Blacks back into the game before the interval.

Ghana’s forward, Asante grabbed the equalizer for Risings on the 70th minutes to take the game to extra time.

The game traveled all the way to penalty shoot-outs after a 2-2 draw as Rising came from two goals down to secure a vital win on penalties to reach the USL Western Conference Championship playoffs final and will come up against El Paso Locomotive in the final.

The former TP Mazembe and Berekum Chelsea man has eight goals and nine assists this campaign in the American second tier.

Email Daily Mail GH: or
Whatsapp: +233(0)509928122


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here