Player Details

Name

Latif Blessing

Height

5' 7"

Weight

141 lbs

Date of Birth

12.30.1996 (24)

Birthplace

Accra, Ghana

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Winger

Preferred Side

Left/Right

Footedness

Both

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 2 overall in 2017 Expansion Draft. Signed a contract extension through the 2022 season on August 5, 2019.

Blessing didn't put up the offensive numbers he did in his first two seasons in Black-and-Gold, but the Ghanian attacking midfielder proved just as valuable, filling a need at right back in 2020 due to injuries. 

INTERNATIONAL: Blessing received his first call-up to the Ghana men's national team as a member of the Black Stars' 30-man provisional squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but he was not selected to the final roster.

OUTSIDE MLS: Blessing was named the 2016 Ghana Premier League player of the year after leading the top flight with 17 goals in his first season on the senior team. He was also a finalist for the 2016 Ghanaian FA Cup Most Valuable Player award, helping Liberty Professionals reach the semifinals of the knockout competition. Blessing, a product of the Liberty Professionals youth academy, debuted for the club's first team on Feb. 28, 2016 and opened his scoring account with a game-winning goal against Inter Allies one week later. He caught fire during the month of April with five goals over a three-game span, including a brace in a 5-1 victory over defending league champions Ashanti Gold.

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