HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the LA Galaxy on January 14, 2016.
Boateng is a speedy player (and former high school track star) who can feature both as a winger and a forward. Although he is new to MLS and the Galaxy in 2016, he has ample experience playing in the United States as a young player. The story of his journey from Ghana to high school soccer player in the US has been featured both in documentaries and on CNN.
OUTSIDE MLS: Boateng signed for Swedish side Helsingborgs IF after playing for the Ventura County Fusion in the 2013 USL PDL season. During his time with Helsingborg, Boateng appeared in 37 matches and scored four goals.
COLLEGE: Boateng skipped his senior year at the Cate School, where he was named the nation's top high school soccer player. He spent one year at UCSB, scoring four goals and earning Big West Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Big West honors.