The 27-year-old Ghanaian was on the leaderboard as the home side won a landslide victory at Gillette Stadium
Emmanuel Boateng scored a goal when New England Revolution recorded a 4-1 victory over FC Cincinnati in a Major League Soccer match on Saturday night.
It was Tajon Buchanan who put New England ahead in the seventh minute before Boateng doubled their lead in the 21st minute. Adam Buksa took third in the 33rd minute for a 3-0 lead at Gillette Stadium.
After the break, Brenner Souza da Silva withdrew a goal for Cincinnati, his fifth of the season, after a clever assist from Luciano Acosta, who scored his fifth assist in the current campaign.
On-form Buksa sealed the game for New England in the 61st minute with his prop after completing a cross from Buchanan, who combined well with Boateng in the middle of the park to get it home.
Boateng, who joined New England as a free agent of Columbus Crew in January 2021, was the main tormentor for Cincinnati when he pulled the strings on both wings.
Cincinnati head coach Jaap Stam admitted they did not deserve to get anything out of the game.
“We gave away too much space. They used it very well, but that’s why they are at the top of the league,” Stam said. cincinnati.com.
“We had to do much better tonight [Saturday], and then you basically go behind the first half with 3-zero. In the second half we try to reorganize, restructure a bit and you make one goal, and maybe you have the feeling: you never know what will happen if you can get a second one.
‘Then they scored a fourth one, and then the game was played completely. Yes, it makes it very difficult to swallow after a long period of time that I have been playing consistently in a certain way.
‘Not winning, but at least playing level and playing consistently and creating opportunities. Today we could not reach the level of what we did before. “
On the following for the team, Stam said: ‘You never know.
“Today [Saturday]We lost to the No. 1, to the team that beat all the teams in the MLS, so you can say in a way that it’s not a pity, but we expected more today, and that’s from all of us.
“We made it too easy for the opposition from today … we always look at it from game to game.”