Liberia national team forward Sam Johnson has seen his Major League Soccer team, Real Salt Lake City, advanced to the semifinals of the Western Conference.
Real Salt Lake made the progress over the weekend following a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers. Goals from Croatian midfielder Damir Kreilach and Venezuelan Jefferson Quintero were enough for Real Salt Lake to eliminate Portland Timbers, which got their consolation through Colombian forward Dairon Rivas.
Sam Johnson, who has not been a regular in Real Salt Lake City’s first 11, was introduced in the 77th minute of the match. He replaced Damir Kreilach, who got Real Salt Lake City’s first goal. So far, Sam Johnson has made 25 appearances in the MLS this season with 15 as a starter and coming from the bench in 10 games. He’s scored nine goals in the 25 games.
Real Salt Lake will now face the Seattle Sounders Football Club in the semifinals.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Liberian forward Mohammed Kamara was on target for L.A. Galaxy II in their 2-0 win over El Paso Locomotive in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship. Ethan Zubak gave L.A. Galaxy II the lead in the 15th minute before Kamara made it two in the 52nd minute.
The win over El Paso Locomotive confirmed L.A. Galaxy II’s place in the western conference playoffs while Kamara’s goal in the game was his fourth in nine games since joining L.A. Galaxy II in August this year after his short time in Germany with SC Paderborn.
Featured photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake City.