The Miami FC Signs Kwadwo Poku from New York City FC

Jun 29, 2016

MIAMI, Fla. – The Miami FC has acquired MLS and NASL veteran Kwadwo Poku from New York City FC.

Poku, a Kumasi, Ghana native, comes to the Miami FC after successful stints in the NPSL, NASL and the MLS.

“We are thrilled to be bringing on a player like Poku onto our roster,” said Mauro Pederzoli, Technical Director for Miami FC. “Poku adds a physical presence to our attack and we believe he will help us achieve our goals for the fall season.”

Poku is true product of the American soccer system, getting his start with, NPSL side, Georgia Revolution in 2011. Poku would go on to lead the Georgia Revolution in scoring two consecutive season.

Local NASL side, the Atlanta Silverbacks would go on to sign him 2014. In his short time with the Silverbacks Poku made a major impact, netting a game-winner against Real Salt Lake in the U.S. Open Cup.

His talent was noticed by the MLS, with NYCFC going out of its way to acquire the young attacking midfielder. The expansion team traded away a draft pick to the Seattle Sounders in order to bring Poku on. He would go on to play in 32 matches and score five goals.

Poku’s rise to prominence culminated with his first cap representing the Ghanaian National Team. He made his first appearance for his country on October 10, 2015 when he came on as a sub in a friendly against Canada.

The Miami FC returns to Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium July 9 against the New York Cosmos. For tickets to the fall home opener please visit MiamiFC.com/Tickets.