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Diego Rossi might have had the best game in MLS in a decade

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The LAFC striker posted some eye-popping stats vs. Real Salt Lake.

MLS: Los Angeles FC at Real Salt Lake
We hear you, Diego!
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Diego Rossi had a good game on Saturday for Los Angeles Football Club. So did a lot of LAFC players, considering it was a 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake.

But Rossi had a special game. All told, he had two goals, and three assists on the day, which you can probably gather equates to all five of LAFC’s goals. That’s not normal production by MLS standards. In fact, it’s damn near historic:

It’s been just under a decade since an MLS player was involved in five goals in one game! Wow.

Now, of course there are players who play well who may not have the statistical impact of involvement in five goals in a game. And there have been a few players who have scored four or more goals in an MLS game. But direct involvement in five goals, scoring or assists, is not common. It was truly remarkable.

Rossi has started his MLS career with a bang, and through just two weeks leads the league in goals and assists. Long may it continue.

Check out the highlights of Saturday’s win once again:

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