Ex-Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC striker Elvis Amoh scored and converted the final spot kick during penalty shootouts to send Rio Grande Valley FC through to the semi-final of the 2021 USL Championship playoffs.
He came from the bench to score his 12th goal of the season to help his side secure qualification into the next round of the playoffs with a place in the 2022 Major League Soccer in America at stake.
His compatriot Solomon Asante scored brace for Phoenix Rising Stars FC but it was Amoh’s team that emerged victors through penalty-shootsout after 3-3 stalemate.
Banoucarr Njie’s incredible run and finish for Rio Grande Valley FC was canceled by former Berekum Chelsea FC winger Asante who scored the equalizer for his team after 23 minutes with a sumptuous free-kick.
The home team went ahead after the break when Arturo Rodríguez scored in the 54th minute mark.
Rodrigo Lopez equalized for the Blue and Whites outfit as his brilliantly taken free-kick leveled matters after 71 minutes.
Elvis Amoh scored from the spot to make it 3-3 after Asante has bagged his brace to send the game to penalty-shootsout.
The 28-year-old Ghanaian forward scored the last penalty for the Blue and Whites outfit as they booked a spot in the semi-final after beating Solomon Asante’s Phoenix Rising Stars FC.