Before the game, it emerged that Maxi’s direct involvement in nine goals inside two MLS matches was the most in a two-goal span since 2001,
Per MLS: “Over the past two matches for NYCFC – a 5-2 win against FC Cincinnati on June 6 and a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union last weekend – Moralez has totaled eight combined goals and assists. That equals the most over a two-game stretch in MLS history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
“Just one other player in MLS history has totaled eight combined goals and assists over a two-game stretch – Diego Serna, who had 5 goals and 3 assists over back-to-back games June 2-9, 2001, for the Miami Fusion.”
It was a remarkable effort from the Argentine and he was back at it again on Wednesday night, breaking the deadlock and taking the Man of the Match award on the back of another influential display.
Is there a player in the league in better form than Maxi right now? We're biased but, you know...