Three Nigerian footballers were in action as a series of matches were played in the United States Soccer Federation-sanctioned Major League Soccer
Young Nigerian striker Chinonso Offor opened his season’s account for Chicago Fire in their 4-1 defeat to Atlanta United at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 21-year-old forward struck in the 11th minute to make it 1-1 for the visitors, but United showed their superiority with two more goals before the end of the half and another deep into second-half stoppage time.
Also, in the Eastern Conference, on-loan Real Zaragoza ace James Igbekeme earned his third start since his winter switch from Spain as Colombus Crew picked up a fine 2-2 draw at New England.
The 26-year-old midfielder’s energy and relentless running proved crucial as Caleb Porter’s men made it three games without a defeat.
At the Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Obinna Nwobodo was again brilliant as Cincinnati continued their excellent form with a 1-0 win over Minnesota United.
Nwobodo, 25, who only recently made a surprise move to the States from Turkey’s Goztepe, was an ever-present force in the middle of the Park for the visitors.
Cincinnati have now won each of the three games that Nwobodo has featured in since his arrival, including victories in the double-header against Toronto.