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Diego Rossi scores first goal in LAFC history

Uruguayan hits a beauty to open the club’s history books.

Courtesy of LAFC

Diego Rossi made history on Sunday, scoring the first-ever goal in Los Angeles Football Club history.

Rossi got on the board in the 11th minute of LAFC’s opening game against the Seattle Sounders in Seattle. Taking a feed in the middle from Carlos Vela, Rossi made a run down the gut and hit a beautiful blast to beat Stefan Frei.

Per ESPN’s Taylor Twellman on the broadcast, this is the fastest-ever goal to be scored by an MLS expansion team, ironically beating the Sounders’ record in 2009, coming from Fredy Montero in the 12th minute. So Rossi narrowly beat the record.

The Uruguayan, who turns 20 tomorrow, will go down in lore as LAFC’s first ever scorer. And the team’s first two Designated Players combined on the first goal. May it be the first of many for the duo (and the team overall, of course).

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