MLS Cup: Ghana Midfielder Yaw Yeboah Excels as Columbus Crew Clinch Eastern Conference Title

MLS Cup: Ghana Midfielder Yaw Yeboah Excels as Columbus Crew Clinch Eastern Conference Title

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Yaw Yeboah has won his first conference title with Columbus Crew
  • The Ghana international featured as Crew beat FC Cincinnati in the final
  • Columbus Crew will face LAFC in the final of the 2023 MLS Cup

Ghanaian midfielder Yaw Yeboah's dream of winning the Major League Soccer title is still alive after starring in Columbus Crew's Eastern Conference triumph.

The 26-year-old played a key role as the Gold and Blacks staged a sensational comeback to beat FC Cincinnati in the Eastern Conference final.

Yeboah started and lasted 76 minutes as Columbus Crew defeated Cincinnati 3-2 at the TQL Stadium.

Yaw Yeboah, Columbus Crew, MLS, FC Cincinnati
Yaw Yeboah celebrating his Eastern Conference title with Columbus Crew. Credit: @MLS
Source: Twitter

The 2020 champions got off to a poor start after Brandon Vazquez opened the scoring in the 14th minute following a brilliant move by Cincinnati.

MLS MVP Luciano Acosta doubled the lead before the break with a stellar free-kick.

However, with 15 minutes remaining, Columbus Crew bounced back after Alvas Powell directed a cross into his own net before Diego Rossi levelled to force the game into extra-time.

Christian Ramirez scored the winner with five minutes left in extra-time as Columbus Crew clinched the title in a thrilling contest in the 'Hell is Real' derby.

Columbus Crew will now face holders LAFC in the final of the MLS Cup.

Yeboah has been influential at Crew this season, appearing in all five games in the playoffs, and providing an assist. He also made 31 appearances in the regular season, scoring three goals and providing three assists, per Transfermarkt.

Yaw Yeboah gives Sarkodie tour of Columbus Crew

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian midfielder, Yaw Yeboah welcomed rapper Sarkodie to Columbus, Ohio, in style after giving him a tour of Columbus Crew's facilities.

The multiple award-winning rapper is in the United States for his Jamz Album tour, where he met the footballer, who plies his trade in the Major League Soccer.

Before his show in Ohio, the rapper was invited by Yeboah for an excursion of his club's amazing stadium and training centre.

Partey's ex-girlfriend starts dating Yaw Yeboah

Sports Brief also reported that the Ex-girlfriend of Arsenal star Thomas Partey, Gifty Boakye seems to have moved on after she was spotted with US-based Ghanaian footballer, Yaw Yeboah.

The fashion model and Yeboah looked to be in love after a video of their romantic relationship was shared on social media.

Yeboah, who plays for Columbus Crew, is also a member of the senior national team of Ghana, although he has not received a call-up in recent times.

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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.