Ghana’s Harrison Afful named best right-back in MLS

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Soccer News of Saturday, 22 October 2016



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Ghana defender Harrison Afful has been ranked the best right-back in the Audi Player index in the Major League Soccer for the 2016 season.

The Columbus Crew defender is easily the top right back according to the rankings, partly due to his 75 interceptions.

The player scored two goals from outside the box which earned him 490 points each.

The Ghanaian international topped the list followed by Montreal Impacts Hassoun Camara.

Philadelphia Union’s Keegan Rosenberry is in third position whilst Saad Abdul-Salaam of Sporting Kansas City and Robbie Rogers of LA Galaxy occupy the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers), Tyrone Mears (Seattle Sounders), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake) and Eric Miller (Colorado Rapids) complete the top 10 right backs in the Major League Soccer.

Afful has been a revolution for Columbus Crew since joining the Club two seasons ago from Tunisian giants Esperance.

The former Kotoko defender remains a first choice in the Black Stars team.