1989 – Born on the 2nd of June in Tema, Ghana.
1997 – His mother won the Green Card Lottery, and he and his family moved to Washington, D.C.
2002 – He joined the IMG Soccer Academy, U.S. Soccer’s full-time residency program in Bradenton,
Florida at the age of 12.
2003 – He became a U.S. citizen. Soon after arriving in the United States,
– He became the youngest professional athlete in modern American team sports history when he
signed a professional contract with Major League Soccer.
– He played the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland.
– He played the FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
2004 – He made his professional debut in Major League Soccer at just 14 years of age, and now plays
for the United States Under-20 national team.
2005 – He played the FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.
– He was nominated for FIFPRO Young player of the year.
2006 – He was selected to the MLS semifinals Best XI by Soccer America magazine.
2007 – He made his debut for Real Salt Lake on the 7th of April, playing the full 90
minutes in a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas.
– He scored his first goal for the club on the 20th of May, converting a penalty
Kick in the 68th minute of a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas.