For every week of the 2018 MLS season, MLSGB will award two Player of the Week accolades to the previous gameweek’s standout performers. We will highlight one star attacking player, as well as the leading defensive performer from the last round of fixtures. The Attacking Player of the Week award can be won by strikers, wingers and advanced midfielders. While the Defensive Player of the Week award can be won by goalkeepers, defenders and defensive midfielders.
Los Angeles FC made it two wins from their first two MLS games. Their 5-1 victory away against RSL has sent shockwaves through Major League Soccer – they’ve turned up and mean business in their debut season. It was another impressive team display, which was far more attacking focused than their victory on opening weekend. Those who were able to see events unfold were treated to a star performance from Diego Rossi, who is MLSGB’s Attacking Player of the Week.
Ten minutes after falling behind, Rossi levelled things up for his side on the 30th minute. His influence in the game saw him involved in all five goals, playing a key part in the build up for LAFC’s second and third. Rossi went on to net his second of the game in the final ten minutes, just before laying on an assist to fellow forward Carlos Vela.
Confidence is there for all to see for LAFC, highlighted by the number of shots they had (21), Rossi with six of those. He also completed both of his attempted take-ons during his 89 minutes on the field.
Rossi has started his MLS career in some style. LAFC are sitting top of the Western Conference and the Supporters’ Shield standings after that week two performance. Next up it’s the first instalment of the LA derby as they face rivals LA Galaxy, which looks set to to be a monumental occasion.
⚽📹 Diego gets his brace!
A look at our 4th goal from today.
— LAFC (@LAFC) March 10, 2018