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Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah dedicates 'MLS is Back' opening day jersey to wife

Published on: 13 July 2020
Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah dedicates 'MLS is Back' opening day jersey to wife
Jul 11, 2020; Orlando, FL, USA;Columbus Crew SC defender Jonathan Mensah (4) celebrates after they beat the FC Cincinnati at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ghana defender and Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah has dedicated his opening day jersey to wife Kay, who he has not seen since the coronaviruis outbreak. 

The stalwart defender had the name of his wife, Kay, inscribed on his jersey for the game against FC Cincinnati.

Mensah was outstanding as usual as the Gold and Blacks thumped their fierce rivals FC Cincinnati 4-0 in their first group E game of the MLS is back tournament.

The Crews deservedly walloped FC Cincinnati in the opening day of the 24-team tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

A brace from Gyasi Zardes and one goal apiece by Lucas Zelarayan and Youness Mokhtar ensured coach Caleb Porter’s men return home with the maximum points.

The victory could not be achieved without inspirational captain Jonathan Mensah.

The Ghanaian was impregnable at the heart of defense for the Yellow and Black lads.

He completed a mind-blogging number of 135 passes from 140 attempts which was the second highest number of passes by a defender in the competition since Oriol Rosell for Sporting Kansas City in 2014.

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