Riqui Puig made an impression with the Los Angeles Galaxy overnight from Wednesday to Thursday. Just recruited from Barça, the Spaniard scored a superb first goal in MLS in the snatch draw against Toronto (2-2).
It is important to take care of the first impression. And even when you arrive in MLS with the label of former Masia crack. Arrived this summer in Los Angeles from Barça, Riqui Puig scored a sumptuous first goal in the Galaxy jersey. A precious pawn a few minutes from the final whistle which allowed his new team to take the point of a draw in the shock against Toronto (2-2).
Riqui Puig, one more asset for the play-offs
Served on the left wing of the field about forty meters from the opposing goal, Riqui Puig launched into a nice rush. After a one-two attempt with Gaston Brugman, the Spaniard took advantage of a favorable counter to recover the ball and unleash a light strike from twenty yards. Moments later, the former Catalan phenom’s mine ended in the opposite corner of an underplayed Alex Bono.
Arrived free in Los Angeles from Barça, Riqui Puiq has already played three games in MLS. Across the Atlantic, the Spanish midfielder is now teaming up with Chicharito Hernandez or with former Bayern Douglas Costa and ex-Monegasque Samuel Grandsir. Despite this good number, the LA Galaxy is not yet certain to play in the play-offs.
Provisional eighth, the club Los Angélien still lags behind (but with two games less) than Portland, its main competitor. Finally launched, Riqui Puig could well help his new team to qualify for the final phase or even better in the coming weeks.