Poku celebrates his first goal against the Cosmos

New York City FC at New York Cosmos: Spotlight on Kwadwo Poku

Kwadwo Poku has been a fan favorite all season long.

The New York City rookie midfielder's following has only increased with his play of late. Poku scored two goals in the Club's 4-3 penalty kick loss to the New York Cosmos in the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday evening at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.

Poku's overhead kick put New York City FC ahead 1-0 in the 24th minute and his clinical finish in the 57th put the visitors ahead by two. Poku has three goals in the last two matches (all competitions).

Here is the story of his day in video, photos, statistics, quotes and more.


By the Numbers

  • Scored two goals in one match for the first time in his MLS career.
  • Has three goals in the last two matches (all competitions).
  • Has started two of the last three matches (all competitions).

Poku said:

"I think we played well, things just didn't go our way. We'll have to continue working hard and focus on the next match."