Written by Patrick Echatah
Enrique scored his first brace in his MLS career, plus an assist, and helped Orlando City defeat Columbus Crew 4-3 on Saturday, September 16, at Exploria Stadium.
After the 85th minute of play, Orlando’s Argentine attacker scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals.
With the two goals, Enrique joined Atlanta United’s Thiago Almada (February 25) as the only players this year to score both a game-tying and game-winning goal in the 85th or later of a match. Enrique also became the first player in club history to do it.
Enrique is the first player since Nani on September 14, 2019, to have at least two goals and one assist in a single game for Orlando.
Along with Nani, Kaká, and Cyle Larin, Enrique is the only Orlando City player to be named MLS Player of the Matchday presented by Continental Tire.
He is the first member of the Lions to receive it since Nani on Matchday 16 of 2021. 14 out of the 32 Player of the Matchday awards given out in 2023—including each of the previous five—have gone to athletes from South America.
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John Herdman has been officially named the new coach of MLS based club Toronto FC. Starting on October 1st, the 48-year-old will take over as Toronto FC’s next head coach in the MLS.
Herdman became the coach of Canada in January 2018 before leading the North American giants to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, their first appearance in 36 years.
“I’m keen to start this new opportunity with Toronto FC,” he said. “It’s the right time for a new challenge.” Toronto fired former head coach Bob Bradley in June and are currently towards the bottom of the MLS standings.
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