The Argentine, who moved to Liga MX side Club Tijuana this past offseason, scored Xolos’ opener for the second straight game. This time, Gonzalez Pirez bundled home a flicked-on header at the back post in the 36th minute of their 3-2 win over Pachuca on Friday.
The game also saw incoming FC Dallas forward Franco Jara score twice for Pachuca, including once via a penalty kick. Jara signed a pre-contract this past January and will become a Designated Player for FC Dallas upon the Secondary Transfer Window opening in July.
Gonzalez Pirez, 28, previously scored last Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 4-3 win over Toluca in Copa MX play. That tally included a tribute to injured former teammate Josef Martinez, who tore his ACL in Atlanta’s 2020 season-opening win at expansion club Nashville SC.