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Ghana’s Kalif Alhassan named in NASL Team of the Week for Spring Season Week 10


Ghana and Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder, Kalif Alhassan, has been named in the North American Soccer League (NASL) Team of the Week for the Spring Season Week 10.

Alhassan was in an inspiring form when he helped the Rowdies to a 2-1 victory over Ottawa Fury FC over the weekend.

The Ghanaian midfielder created two chances and earned an assist on Georgi Hristov’s opener in the 2-1 win over their opponents from Canada in a strong 90 minutes performance.

This means that the absence of the Major League soccer (MLS), which is on a short break, has not stopped Ghanaian soccer players in North America from lifting the flag of Ghana high in this part of the world.

The Rowdies have played nine games and are third on the league log behind New York Cosmos and Indy Eleven.

Below are the other top performers from the NASL Spring Season Week 10:

GK: Akira Fitzgerald (Carolina RailHawks) – The veteran shot-stopper saved all seven shots he faced to help Carolina preserve a shutout in a scoreless draw with Jacksonville Armada FC.

DEF: Dalton (Fort Lauderdale Strikers) – The Strikers defeated the New York Cosmos for the first time in the Modern Era and Dalton played a huge role in the 2-1 win. He had the assist for the opening goal and then made a total of 10 clearances at the back, along with winning five duels and making three interceptions.

DEF: Rhett Bernstein (Miami FC) – He helped keep a shutout in a scoreless draw with Indy Eleven, making four clearances and eight interceptions.

DEF: Kosuke Kimura (Rayo OKC) – The veteran defender played a key role in Rayo OKC’s first home win, a 1-0 result over Minnesota United. He made five clearances and four interceptions in the victory.

DEF: Nemanja Vukovic (indy Eleven) – He helped keep Miami FC’s attack at bay as Indy earned a shutout and remained unbeaten.

MID: Richard Menjivar (Rayo OKC) – The Salvadoran international was lively in the attack, creating two chances, including the assist on the lone goal in the game in the win.

MID: Tyler Gibson (Rayo OKC) – The young midfielder scored his first professional goal to lift Rayo OKC to victory, while also adding creativity to the attack.

MID: Kalif Alhassan (Tampa Bay Rowdies) – He created two chances and earned an assist on Georgi Hristov’s opener in the 2-1 win over Ottawa Fury FC in a strong 90 minutes for the Ghanaian.

MID: Danny Barrow (Jacksonville Armada FC) – The Welsh youth international was a creative hub for Jacksonville as Armada FC earned a draw on the road.

FWD: Geison Moura (Fort Lauderdale Strikers) – He had an active night up top for Fort Lauderdale and went on to score the game-winner against the Cosmos.

FWD: Georgi Hristov (Tampa Bay Rowdies) – The Bulgarian forward scored both of Tampa Bay’s goals in the victory, combining well with the Rowdies’ other attacking players. He also battled in the win, winning seven of his 11 duels.
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