Ghanaian winger Solomon Asante features as Phoenix Rising qualify to USL Western Conference semifinals

Published on: 28 October 2019

Ghanaian midfielder Solomon Asante played throttle as Phoenix Rising FC qualify to the semi-final of the Western Conference after beating Austin Bold FC on penalties.

Phoenix Rising beat Austin Bold 8-7 on penalty-shoots to reach the semis after a pulsating 120 minutes of football, where both sides failed to score.

Adam Jahn almost gave the Phoenix Rising the lead when his header from a setpiece delivery hit the crossbar.

Bold's Ghanaian forward Ema Twumasi also came close to getting the visitors the lead with a one-on-one with Zac Lubin but fluff his lines.

Austin Bold shot-stopper Restrepo saved Kevon Lambert's attempt but Phoenix goalies Lubin stopped two of Bold penalties in nine rounds to give Phoenix the win.

Phoenix Rising will face Real Monarchs SLC in the Western Conference semi-final at the Casino Arizona Field on Friday, November 1, 2019.