#20 | Forward
Solomon Asante | #20
Weight: 143 lbs.
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Previous club: Phoenix Rising (USLC)
2022: Saw action in 25 matches, starting in 19 of them … Led the team with six assists … Scored his lone goal of the season in the team’s July 23 draw vs. Memphis … Finished third on the team with 32 shots …
With Indy Eleven: After leaving Phoenix Rising on February 1, 2022, Asante signed a contract with Indy Eleven on April 11 to bring him to the Circle City for the remainder of the 2022 USL Championship season. Asante scored his 50th regular season goal in USLC play on July 23 vs. Memphis, becoming the 17th player in league’s 12-year history to hit the half-century mark in the category – and the second fastest to do so, accomplishing the feat in only 114 games.
Before Indy Eleven: Since joining the USL Championship with Phoenix Rising in 2018, Asante has been one of the best players in the league. During his time in Phoenix, Asante was a 2x League MVP and led his team to the USL Championship Final in 2018 and 2020. In 2019, he led the entire league in goals with 22 and helped Phoenix go on a 20-game winning streak, the longest ever in USLC and North American history. Asante also set the USLC single-season record for assists that season with 17. In total, he has scored 54 goals throughout his USLC career.
Prior to crossing the pond to play in the United States, Asante played for several clubs in his home country of Ghana and in Africa. He began his career in 2007 at Feyenoord Ghana, making 66 appearances while netting 12 goals in three seasons. He would spend the first six years of his career in Ghana, electing to play for ASFA Yennenga from 2009-11 and Berekum Chelsea from 2011-13. Asante would move to TP Mazembe in 2013, where he would play until joining Phoenix Rising in 2018.
International: Asante has earned 21 caps for his home country of Ghana, but before so, he made one appearance for Burkina Faso. Asante made his debut for the Stallions on August 8, 2011 in an international friendly against South Africa, scoring a goal in the process. He elected to leave Burkina Faso to join his home country’s team in November of 2011. In all, Asante has played in international friendlies, the Africa Cup of Nations, and World Cup qualifier matches for the Ghana national team.