NewsApr 03, 2019


Catch up on what went down around the league this week both off and on the pitch. 

Milestone Moments

There was no shortage of first goals and hat tricks around the league over the weekend. Find out who checked off a career milestone in last week's games. 

Marcelo Silva netted career goal number one, while Alejandro Pozuelo and Paxton Pomykal both scored their first and second MLS goals.

🎩 Tricks

        Carlos Vela found the net three times on              Saturday,  recording his  first MLS hat trick          in LAFC's match against San Jose. 

       In Kansas City, Krisztian Nemeth became              the first Hungarian to score a hat trick                  in MLS history with his three goals against          the Impact. 

Players Promise

Throughout the league, players spend their time after games and off the pitch giving back to the communities they play in. Find out what causes the guys were working for over the last two weeks. 

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Out in Houston, several Dynamo players including Eric Bird, Kevin Garcia, Chris DuvallAdam Lundkvist, Michael Nelson, Ronaldo Pena, Alejandro Fuenmayor and Sam Junqua spent Monday hanging out with their friends at Texas Children's Hospital in The Woodlands. The players colored, kicked around, and got to know the kids throughout the day. 

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New England Revolution goalkeeper Cody Cropper hosted his buddy Gus at training to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day and encourage acts of kindness. Cropper also gave away tickets to an upcoming Revs game after having followers submit what they are doing to show and promote kindness in their own communities. 

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Matt Turner hosted his first NEGU Crew benefiting the Jessie Rees Foundation after the Revs win over MNUFC. Nathan and his family got to enjoy the game from a suite and hang out with Matt on the pitch!

April Fools!

FC Dallas found themselves starting the week with an...unusual warmup. Check out the guys' reaction (and dance moves). 

📸 of the Week

Looking back on some of the best snaps from the week that was. 

Columbus Crew and Atlanta United battle through intense weather conditions on the pitch.
A bird's eye view of the Union's celebration during their match against FC Cincinnati.
Jeff Attinella makes a diving save against the LA Galaxy.
Zlatan celebrates his penalty kick goal against the Timbers.
Paul Arriola takes the time to sign for a young fan after DC United's match against Orlando City.

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