Ghanaian Starlet Sarkodie Misses Out On Msl Title

Posted On Sunday, 2nd December 2012

Sarkodie, left, watches as Landon Donovan springs away with the ball in Saturday’s final

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Ghana-born Kofi Sarkodie had his Major Soccer League title hopes dashed on Saturday as LA Galaxy beat them 3-1 in the Cup final.

The 21-year-old center-half played 77 minutes for Houston Dynamo as they threw away a precious lead to lose to a star-studded Galaxy side at The Home Depot Center.

Striker Calen Carr opened the scoring for Houston with a minute to half-time but Omar Gonzalez and Landon Donovan scored on the 60th and 65th minute marks to put Galaxy ahead before Robbie Keane cemented the win with a 94th minute penalty.

Sarkodie was a member of the U.S. U-17 in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup and has been capped by the American U20 side.

He scored once in 16 appearances for Dynamo in the MSL season.