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Ghana defender Lalas Abubakar in MLS Week 15 Team of the Week, Francis Atuahene scores on his debut for Dallas


Ghana and Colorado Rapids defender Lalas Abubakar took advantage of the fewer Major League Soccer (MLS) games over the weekend to register his name in the Team of the week for Week 15 of the 2019 MLS.

He was the fulcrum of the Colorado defense when they defeated Minnesota United 1-0.

Also taking advantage of the weekend was young Francis Atuahene who registered his MLS debut goal in his debut game for FC Dallas when they held San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw on the road.

His debut performance earned him a place in the Week 15 reserve team.

Atuahene, 23, who was selected by FC Dallas with the 4th overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, was in action for the last 26 minutes but he will surely not forget this day as he helped Dallas snatch a point away from home on his debut.

The young Ghanaian was introduced into the game on the 64th minute when Dallas were trailing 1-2, but his first major contribution on the 65th minute was that wonderful strike with the outside of his right foot that beat the San Jose goalie.

Atuahene said after the game that “I was happy to get my debut. I was happy that I contributed the moment I came into the game”.

According to the young Ghanaian, he did not know he was going to get his debut game but he was always prepared for the opportunity.

It was a relatively light week in terms of games in Week 15 of the 2019 MLS regular season, but Abubakar and Atuahene will savor more of such opportunities.
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