Major League Soccer is already home to a strong contingent of Ghanaian players and that list might grow in the near future, as AllSportsNews reported Saturday that veteran center back John Mensah is set to go on trial with Sporting Kansas City.
Mensah, 32, has played over 80 times for Ghana and is a veteran of two World Cups, four African Cups of Nations and one Olympic soccer tournament. He captained the Black Stars to a quarterfinal finish in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, beating the United States, 2-1 in the Round of 16, along the way. He also played all 90 minutes in Ghana's 2-1 defeat of the United States in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup.
Mensah's club career has taken him to Italy, France, Switzerland, his native Ghana, and most recently Slovakia. Some of his notable clubs include Lyon, Sunderland, Rennes and Chievo Verona.
The report also claims that Mensah is garnering interest from clubs in the Middle East, and that he will be using any potential move to help reclaim his place in the Ghana national team picture.
Sporting currently sit sixth in the Western Conference, with 27 points from 16 games played. They face the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday evening in British Columbia (9 pm ET; TSN1 in Canada, MLS LIVE in the US).