US soccer legend London Donovan has extolled a goal scored by  Ghanaian youngester Emmanuel Boateng, likening it to the type Lionel Messi would score.

The Ghanain's first of  two strikes is  one that came by dint of hard work and resilience after conceding a  penalty for a foul on Javier Morales

He weaved his way past a number of opponents and then poked home, catching the eye.

"If [Lionel] Messi scored a goal like that, people would be talking about it for weeks," Donovan said on MLS' official website.

"These guys have been telling me, since I've been back, that he has that in him. He was terrific and we need him to play like that."

The former Right to dream acadamy star added another goal minutes after scoring the first and Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has praised his performance, saying   he did well to recover after conceding the  penalty.

"Excellent game!, We've been looking for him to break out a little bit and he did today. I think he had two great goals. He really didn't foul the player on the penalty kick, which was unfortunate, but I think it got him a little angry and he made up for it for sure," he said.

Boateng,  in a response, has praised his switch with Dinovan on the flanks as what did the magic

"He [Donovan] talked to me about it [switching flanks] during practices." Boateng said.

"He thought it was good to give the defence a little different look. I think it helped us. We got the third goal with the first ball I got on that [right] side. I've just got to keep listening to that guy. I think he knows what he's doing."

Boateng two strikes ensured for Galaxy as they won 3-1 on Wednesday to advance to the MLS Western Conference semifinals.

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