Solomon Asante Scores As USL Side Phoenix Rising Record First Pre-Season Win

Solomon Asante scored for Phoenix Rising to help the USL side record its first victory of the 2018 pre-season in a 2-1 success over the New York Red Bulls.

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba was also on target for Phoenix Rising FC.

Asante opened  he scoring in the 28th minute on an impressive counterattack.

Phoenix’s Doueugui Mala launched a loose ball upfield which found Billy Forbes on the left, and the winger got his head up to pick out a streaking Asante in space through then middle.

The forward composed himself and lifted a perfect chip past Red Bulls goalkeeper Evan Louro for the lead.

Nine minutes after the break Phoenix got a chance to double its lead from the penalty spot after a handball in the area.

Drogba stepped up and shot low to the left side to convert.

Phoenix will now travel to Quito, Ecuador, to square off with one of the country’s top cub teams, Liga Deportiva Universitaria, to continue its pre-season preparations.

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