Former LAFC star Diego Rossi's overseas venture is off to a roaring start, as the Uruguayan attacker added another goal to his tally for Turkish side Fenerbahce on Sunday.
Rossi, who joined Fenerbahce on loan in September after a standout run with LAFC, scored the opener in just the second minute of Fenerbahce's league match with Trabzonspor, pouncing on a loose ball in the box and curling home a clinical finish to the far post.
The match ended in a 3-1 defeat for Fenerbahce, who were victimized by a 23rd-minute red card that doomed them in the contest. Still, it's the continuation of a strong early run of form for Rossi in Super Lig play. The 23-year-old is now up to two goals and three assists in just six league games following his arrival.
Goals like the one above are a familiar sight for LAFC fans, who witnessed Rossi cap similar opportunistic finishes during his time in MLS. Rossi arrived at LAFC before their 2018 expansion season, immediately establishing himself as one of the league's best attackers, scoring 16 goals during the club's record-breaking Supporters' Shield-winning campaign of 2019. The following year, Rossi took home the MLS Young Player of the Year and Golden Boot presented by Audi awards thanks to his 14 goals in 19 matches.
For his MLS career, Rossi had 48 goals and 21 assists in 104 games, generating the transfer buzz that eventually culminated in his move to Turkey's top flight.