Ishmael Yartey makes debut for Portland Timbers


Ghana winger Ishmael Yartey makes debut for Portland Timbers in front of Avram Grant

Ismahel Yartey made his debut for Portland Timbers last night

Ghanaian winger Ishmael Yartey made his debut for American Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers on Sunday night as they defeated New York City 1-0 at Yankee Stadium.

The 25-year-old, who joined the club at the start of the month, started the match which was dominated by the home side.

He was lively with a perfect combination with Liberia-born attacking midfielder Darlington Nagbe.

Yartey was substituted in the 74th minute as his side coasted to the important away victory.

He was lucky to have Ghana coach Avram Grant watching as he managed at least to the chance to show the Black Stars coach what he could do.

Portland Timbers acquired Yartey on loan from French side Sochaux while he was with Swiss Super League side FC Sion.

Yartey will joins exiled Ghana keeper Adam Kwarasey and former Inter Allies forward Abdul Safiu Fataw who are already at the club.

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