SNOW GOALS: Andrés Gómez nets brace for Real Salt Lake

It was a winter wonderland at America First Field in Sandy, Utah – and Real Salt Lake winger Andrés Gómez loved it.

The Colombian international scored two first-half goals in Saturday's 3-0 home-opening win over LAFC, first in the 18th minute and then in the 42nd minute.

First, Gómez was played behind LAFC's backline before firing past Hugo Lloris and opening his 2024 account. Then, the 21-year-old slammed home a Diego Luna lay-off.

For good measure, Gómez played provider when Cristian Arango (45+5') added another before halftime. Arango even pulled out a snowman-inspired celebration.

The power of the orange ball? This all came after a two-plus hour weather delay due to inclement weather.