Emmanuel Boateng took over Wednesday’s knockout round game against Real Salt Lake, scoring two goals in an eight-minute span and thoroughly dominating RSL defenders all night.
Landon Donovan had this to say about the youngster:
On Boateng’s first goal
“If Messi scored a goal like that, people would be talking about it for weeks. It was an unbelievable goal.”
On Boateng’s performance
“The second goal was just as good in some ways. Guys have been telling me since I’ve been back that he has that in him. I think he felt probably a little guilty about the penalty, even though it was a little soft, but he was terrific and we need him to play like that.”