2. Rubio finding his stride
It has been a stellar last five matches for Diego Rubio. The Chilean has scored five goals in his last five appearances in MLS.
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This was an excellently taken goal. The ball was bounding around on the edge of the penalty area. Loose and uncontrolled, Rubio saw his opportunity to strike it first time, arrowing his shot into the far corner without even a moment’s hesitation.
After dealing with injuries in the early part of the season, the attacker is beginning to show what he can bring to the club when he is at his full form. His recent call-up to Chile’s national team has been a result of his impressive record as of late.
He is still the most efficient goalscorer in the league, now averaging a goal every 74.375 minutes, and has added a new element to a team that is usually built on a solid defense. When you add a natural goalscorer like Rubio to the mix, suddenly this team becomes very dangerous indeed.