Reportedly frustrated at a lack of call-ups for the Ghanaian national team, Los Angeles Football Club attacker Latif Blessing is hinting at the possibility of one day playing for the US national team
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This isn’t the first time the 21-year-old, who was included in the provisional Ghanaian squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but wasn’t selected for the final 23-man roster, mentioned his desire to one day don that US jersey.
“I am ready to switch nationality and play for USA. I’m not focused on the Black Stars because I have done enough to merit an invite but to no avail,” Blessing told Happy FM in January. “One man's poison is another man's food, so if I don't get chance to play for Ghana and USA offer me the opportunity, I will grasp it with my two hands.”
Of course, that is easier said than done.
A year after scoring three goals in 25 league appearances for Sporting Kansas City, Blessing has blossomed under Bob Bradley with five goals in 19 appearances — 14 starts.