Mensah reflects on second Major League Soccer goal

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The Columbus Crew defender looks back on getting on the score sheet in Saturday's league clash with New York Red Bulls

Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah is delighted to have scored his second Major League Soccer goal on Saturday.

A month after breaking his goal duck in the topflight, the Ghanaian was on it again, finding the back of the net as Columbus Crew registered a 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls.

The centre-back broke the deadlock on six minutes, heading home Federico Higuain's free-kick, but after Bradley Wright-Phillips restored parity, Justin Meram and Joshua William made it 3-1 for Crew before Gonzalo Veron reduced the deficit for Red Bulls.

"It’s always about determination and knowing you’re going to get it," Mensah said on his ability to get forward, as reported by his club's official website.

"You make the good run, with a good ball you are going to be in the right spot. 

"We just have to keep working on it and we will get goals out of it too.

"We have been working a lot on it and now we have Pedro [Santos]. He’s really good on dead balls also. 

"We have to take advantage of that and take our chances. If we keep working on it, we will keep scoring.

"We watched film and their game against [Sporting] Kansas City. That’s how we prepared, and that’s what happened."

Mensah's is apparently on a mend after some early shaky performances for Crew.

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Having joined as a Designated Player via a Discovery Signing from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in January, the defender's first few games were marked with disappointing displays, injuries and suspensions.

The former Evian TG man has made 23 appearances involving 22 starts so far this season.

 

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