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Boateng Scores in Intrasquad

February 5, 2009
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Former Liberty soccer player Joshua Boateng takes a shot during Los Angeles Galaxy practice.

Former Liberty soccer player Joshua Boateng takes a shot during Los Angeles Galaxy practice.

Former Liberty University men's soccer forward Joshua Boateng scored during an intersquad game last Friday, concluding Los Angeles Galaxy practice for the week.

Boateng, who was selected in the third round of the 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft earlier this month, was on the receiving end of a crossing pass from teammate Bryan Jordan during the second half of play. Jordan, who was streaking down the right side of the field, lobbed the ball into the penalty area for Boateng, who headed it into the back of the net for his team's lone score in a 1-1 draw.

After the match, Los Angeles Head Coach Bruce Arena was reported to have praised his team's efforts during the week's practice.

Boateng became the first Liberty soccer player to be picked in the MLS SuperDraft and the fifth Flames soccer player drafted by a MLS team in January. The midfielder/forward was taken in the third round by Los Angeles, as the 33rd player overall chosen.

Boateng joined Adrian Bumbut, Osei Telesford, Darryl Roberts and Hollis Donaldson as Liberty players drafted by MLS squads. The previous four players had been selected in the past three years during the MLS Supplemental Draft.