Energy Moment of the Matchday

Mohamed Farsi proves clutch for Columbus Crew | Energy Moment of the Matchday

Mohamed Farsi picked a perfect time to score his first MLS goal.

The Columbus Crew defender slammed home a rebound in the 100th minute of a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire FC, delivering the Energy Moment of the Matchday presented by Celsius for Matchday 4.

Farsi’s effort was the latest game-winning goal in regulation in club history, besting the previous record held by Lucas Zelarayán (94:35 on May 22, 2021).

"We are home, we've got the crowd behind us," Farsi reflected post-match at Field. "We just kept pushing, pushing, pushing and I was at the right place at the right moment. We did a good combination with Jacen \[Russell-Rowe\] to Diego \[Rossi\], who almost scored. After, I was just there to do a tap-in."

The 24-year-old Canadian international was a big part of Columbus' MLS Cup 2023 presented by Audi-winning team, emerging as their first-choice right back wingback under manager Wilfried Nancy.

Farsi, a former MLS NEXT Pro standout, also signed a long-term contract extension with Columbus this winter. And he's got his eyes set on more accomplishments.

"Hopefully this [goal] is the first of many," Farsi said. "I'm going to keep working hard to help. At the end of the day, I just want to help the team to win, whether it’s getting an assist, whether it’s defending, whether it’s attacking."