RBNY midfielder Luquinhas wins Week 15 AT&T Goal of the Week
Let’s call Luquinhas the triple crown winner for MLS Week 15.
• First MLS game - vs. Minnesota, 3/13/2022
• First MLS start - vs. CF Montreal, 4/9/2022
• First MLS goal - at Orlando City SC, 4/24/2022
• First MLS assist - vs. CF Montreal, 4/9/2022
2023: MLS: Started in 17 of 19 matches played...totaled 1,473 minutes played...recorded one goal and one assist...scored his first goal of the season against Columbus Crew on March 18 at Red Bull Arena...tallied an assist against New England Revolution on July 8. Open Cup: Appeared in one match...logged 30 minutes played. Leagues Cup:Played and started in all four matches...logged 287 minutes played.
2022: MLS: Played in 30 matches this season and started 21 of them ... totaled 1,939 minutes played ... scored five goals and added three assists ... scored his first career MLS goal on April 24 against Orlando City SC ... registered his first career MLS assist in his first MLS start on April 9 against CF Montreal ... tallied his first career multi-goal game on May 28 against D.C. United. Playoffs: Made first career MLS Cup Playoffs appearance ... started and played 90 minutes against FC Cincinnati on October 15. Open Cup: Appeared in all five Open Cup matches for New York this season...scored two goals and tallied three assists...recorded the game-winning goal in their fourth round match against D.C. United...his three assists is tied for the most by a New York player in their Open Cup career.
PRIOR TO NEW YORK
Luquinhas began his senior professional career with UD Vilafranquense at 18-years-old. He made six starts during his first professional season and tallied two goals and one assist. The Brazilian midfielder then had stops at Benefica B in 2016-2017, where he totaled 14 appearances and one assist. After he was transferred to Desportivo Aves,where he spent two seasons and had 18 appearances and four assists. Luquinhas then moved to Legia Warszawa and spent the last two-and-a half seasons. He accrued 110 appearances and tallied 12 goals and 18 assists for Warszawa. He mad eight Champions League qualifying appearances for the club, where he scored two goals. He led Warszawa to back-to-back Ekstraklasa league titles and was named 2020-21 Ekstraklasa Midfielder of the Season.
The New York Red Bulls have completed the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Luquinhas from Legia Warszawa and signed him to a three-year MLS contract with a club option in 2025, pending P-1 visa and ITC on February 16, 2022.