MLS Star Lalas Abubakar Flies Mother to USA to Watch Colorado Rapids Game

MLS Star Lalas Abubakar Flies Mother to USA to Watch Colorado Rapids Game

Lukman Mumuni
May 14, 2023 at 12:38 PM
  • Lalas Abubakar's mother watched him play for Colorado Rapids against Philadelphia Union
  • The defender flew his mother to the USA as part of his Mother's Day surprise
  • Abubakar has been a key player for Colorado Rapids since joining them from Columbus Crew

Ghanaian defender, Lalas Abubakar gave his mother the best gift on Mother's Day after flying her to the United States to watch a Colorado Rapids game.

The Colorado Rapids centre-back featured as his mother and sister watched from the stands during the game against Philadelphia Union on Sunday morning.

Colorado lost 2-1 in front of their fans after throwing away their lead to lose 2-1 at the Sporting Goods Park.

Lalas Abubakar, Colorado Rapids, Mother's Day, USA
Lalas Abubakar has flown his mother to the USA to watch his game for Colorado Rapids against Philadelphia Union. Credit: @ColoradoRapids
Source: Twitter

However, in a lovely photo shared on social media, Abubakar is spotted with his mother and sister before the match.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ click on "Recommended for you" and enjoy!

Meanwhile, Connor Ronan gave Rapids the lead in the 36th minute from the spot before Kai Wagner levelled at the stroke of half-time for the visitors.

After the break, Philadelphia Union took the lead through Julian Carranza.

Abubakar was replaced in the 77th minute by Bryan Acosta as the host chased an equalizer but Philadelphia Union defended resolutely to secure all three minutes.

The former University of Ghana star has been a mainstay in the Rapids team this season, scoring his first goal of the campaign last week against LA Galaxy.

Latif Blessing reunited with family

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian forward, Latif Blessing has finally been reunited with his family in the United States, where he plies his trade for the New England Revolution.

Blessings' wife and child, who have been living in Ghana since he moved to the Major League Soccer, joined him Stateside on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

The winger has been trying to get his family to the US since his days with the Los Angeles FC, but failed in the past due to paper works.

Ghanaian duo win MLS

Ghanaian duo Kwadwo Opoku and Latif Atta Blessing have won their first-ever Major League trophy with Los Angeles FC.

Opoku came on in the second half to replace Cristian Arango as the game was forced into extra-time following a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Banc of California Stadium.

In a dramatic extra-time, former Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored late in injury time to force the game into penalties as LAFC won the shootouts.

Lukman Mumuni photo
Lukman Mumuni
Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.