After a scoreless draw in Chicago, Saturday's MLS Week 3 action quickly ignited, with players producing a record-setting four free-kick goals – the most scored directly from free kicks on any single day in MLS since such records began being kept in 2003. The run was sparked by Felipe's sneaky, set-play screamer to polish off the Red Bulls' wild comeback in Harrison, New Jersey ... which might not have been his best goal of the evening.
Per ESPN stat expert Paul Carr, it had been more than three years since even three reached the back of the net on the same day:
Three goals on direct free kicks in @MLS so far today (Felipe, Díaz, Plata).— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) March 20, 2016
That last happened on 9/22/12 (Espíndola, Morales, Juninho).