Here are 5 Ghanaian players who have excelled in Major League Soccer

Black Stars winger Joseph Paintsil became the latest top talent from Ghana to join a Major League Soccer (MLS) team by completing his transfer from Genk in Belgium to the LA Galaxy yesterday

Ghanaian players in MLS

The Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States has become a melting pot of international talent, with players from around the globe showcasing their skills on the American soccer stage.

Among these, Ghanaian players have carved out a niche for themselves, making significant impacts at their respective clubs and leaving indelible marks on the league's fabric.

Their journey from the vibrant football culture of Ghana to the competitive fields of the MLS highlights a blend of skill, determination, and the universal language of soccer.

This feature delves into the careers of five Ghanaian players who have excelled in the MLS, showcasing their achievements and the unique qualities they bring to the game.


Harrison Afful

Harrison Afful, a dynamic defender known for his speed and agility, has been a mainstay in the Columbus Crew SC lineup since joining in 2015.

With his exceptional defensive skills and ability to contribute offensively, Afful has become a fan favorite. He played a pivotal role in the Crew's 2020 MLS Cup victory, showcasing his veteran leadership and on-field prowess.


Latif Blessing

Latif Blessing's journey in the MLS began with Sporting Kansas City in 2017 before moving to Los Angeles FC, where he became an integral part of the team's midfield.

Known for his energy and versatility, Blessing helped LAFC secure the Supporters' Shield in 2019, demonstrating his critical role in the team's success.

Jonathan Mensah


As a central defender for Columbus Crew SC, Jonathan Mensah is renowned for his strength, aerial ability, and leadership.

Joining the Crew in 2017, Mensah quickly established himself as a defensive stalwart, earning the team's Defender of the Year award multiple times and contributing to their 2020 MLS Cup triumph.

Emmanuel Boateng

Emmanuel Boateng's speed and dribbling skills have terrorized MLS defenses since he joined LA Galaxy in 2016.


Known for his breakout performances and crucial goals, Boateng has been a valuable asset for his teams, including a memorable performance against Real Salt Lake in the MLS playoffs.

David Accam

David Accam's tenure in the MLS, spanning several teams including Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, and Nashville SC, has been marked by his blistering pace and goal-scoring ability.


As a forward, Accam has been a consistent threat upfront, combining his speed with a sharp finishing touch to impact games.

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