It was a historic performance for the Toronto man, who just signed as the Reds' eMLS representative in December and made his debut appearance on the circuit. With the victory, he delivered Toronto FC's first eMLS final appearance and championship in club history.
He got everything he could handle in the final from PauloNeto999, who had a 3-2 aggregate lead in the 88th minute of the second leg, only to see GoalMachine strike for a clutch late equalizer that forced extra time.
The 3-3 scoreline held until the 118th minute, then GoalMachine found the winning tally to cap off his remarkable run.
GoalMachine had to vanquish a series of worthy adversaries en route to the final, starting with a 5-3 aggregate triumph over New York Red Bulls' representative Doolsta, setting up a semifinal clash with Nashville SC's Joksan.
League Series 1 was the first of three live-streamed tournaments that comprise the eMLS season. The season continues in late January with eMLS League 2 presented by Coca-Cola and will conclude with eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola on March 12-13. The season features a $70,000 prize pool.
The entirety of the 2022 competitive eMLS season will be streamed online and fans can watch on the official MLS Twitch channel, MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app.