The legendary FC Barcelona and Spain national team left back found the scoresheet in first-half stoppage time of Tuesday night's Leagues Cup semifinal, staking a 3-0 lead at the Philadelphia Union's Subaru Park.
Alba, picked out by Robert Taylor's through ball, made a trademark run behind the Union backline before clipping his shot past goalkeeper Andre Blake in the eventual 4-1 victory. Josef Martínez (3'), Lionel Messi (20') and David Ruíz (84') also tallied for the visitors.
Alba's breakthrough moment arrives just two weeks after he debuted for the Herons, having continued their summertime signing spree with a deal through the 2024 MLS season (2025 option). He's their third ex-Barça star, joining Messi and Sergio Busquets in that category.