Ghana winger Joseph Paintsil shares excitement after inspiring LA Galaxy win over San Jose Earthquakes

Published on: 04 March 2024

Ghana international Joseph Paintsil has shared his excitement after inspiring LA Galaxy to snatch victory over San Jose Earthquake in the Major League Soccer.

Paintsil played a huge role when LA Galaxy defeated their opponent 3-1 to secure maximum points at the weekend.

The former Genk winger scored a belter and provided an assist to help his side snatch victory in his second competitive game for the club.

“I’m really happy that I scored my first goal, especially in those colors – it really means a lot to me,” he said after the game.

“My sister and my mom told me that I was going to score, so I should just keep the faith,” he added. “The moment that it happened I thought about them, so I just want to say a very big thank you.”

The pacy winger came close to getting the winner for LA Galaxy in their season opener against Inter Miami, having already won a penalty which was missed by teammate Ruqui Puig. The Ghana international is already enjoying his role alongside the former Barcelona player.

“Me playing alongside Riqui Puig is a great connection. As you can see, it’s like we’ve played [together] almost like a season before," he said.

Paintsil moved to the MLS in February after ending his stay in Belgium with KRC Genk.