Gershon Koffie’s return to the New England Revolution lineup may have an added bonus for the 25-year old midfielder.
According to a report from GhanaSoccerNet, Koffie will be added to the national team roster for two friendlies against Mexico and the United States later this week. The two CONCACAF sides are preparing for the start of the 2017 Gold Cup that begins in July.
The Black Stars will play Mexico in Houston on June 28th followed by a match against the US in East Hartford, Conn., on July 1st. The Revolution have a US Open Cup Match against DC United at Harvard on June 28th and travel to face the Philadelphia Union in MLS play the following Sunday on July 2nd before the MLS international break for the Gold Cup group stages.
The New England were not able to confirm Koffie’s call-up when contacted earlier this morning.
If Koffie is called up to the Ghana roster, it would be his first appearance for the senior/full international team. Koffie was a member of the Black Stars U20 team at the 2011 African Youth Championship where he made two appearances as Ghana were eliminated in the group stages.
If you were hoping to have a New England presence in East Hartford, CT, for the upcoming USA-Ghana match, the Revs might be represented on both sides of the field if Kelyn Rowe or Juan Agudelo are named to the USMNT’s Gold Cup roster. We will update this story as more information becomes available.