Kwadwo Poku at Columbus Crew SC

New York City FC at Columbus Crew SC: Spotlight on Kwadwo Poku

Kwadwo Poku was at it again on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.

The New York City FC midfielder scored his first-career brace in Major League Soccer in the Club's 2-2 draw with the Crew to earn a valuable point on the road. The two-goal performance comes on the heels of Poku's one-goal, one-assist effort in New York City FC's 3-1 win over D.C. United on August 13.

Poku now has four goals and seven assists in 18 appearances (five starts) in his debut season with the Club and in MLS.

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

 

By the Numbers

  • Scored his first-career brace in Major League Soccer
  • Scored his second brace this season
  • Has four goals and seven assists in 18 appearances (five starts) this season in MLS
  • New York City FC is 4-0-1 in MLS matches Poku starts

Poku said:

"Just working with these players around me has given me confidence. I have the ability and I can do it, so I should keep going.”

In the coach's words:

"He’s an important player for us right now. Making critical plays for us in the attacking half of the field, so I’m really, really pleased with that."

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