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Tonight on FS1: Zlatan Debuts in the Seven-goal Thriller as FOX Sports Brings New Commentary to Inaugural El Trafico Broadcast - This Week in MLS

Tonight on FS1: Zlatan Debuts in the Seven-goal Thriller as FOX Sports Brings New Commentary to Inaugural El Trafico Broadcast
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, on FS1, fans can relive the drama of the seven-goal thriller that was the inaugural El Trafico match.
 
Almost two years exactly to the date, MLS and FOX sports are teaming up to showcase the magical performance of Carlos Vela and LAFC that ultimately was undone by the debut of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his legendary midfield strike.
 
The broadcast will feature a few added commentary surprises, and online, fans should watch for LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget taking over the @FoxSoccer Twitter handle for the last 30 minutes of the match.
 
Leading into the game tonight, at 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports will premiere a new soccer show, “Indoor Soccer,” on FS1 - featuring FOX Sports talent John Strong, Stu Holden, Alexi Lalas, that will be highlighted by special guest appearances.
 
FOX Deportes will then re-air that inaugural El Trafico match on Tuesday, March 31 at 9 p.m. ET, with an accompanying Instagram Live featuring host Rodolfo Landeros.  
 
In addition, MLS YouTube and MLS Facebook accounts will host their first KISWE productions on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, providing an alternate live commentary experience with former LAFC player Benny Feilhaber and former Galaxy player Chris Pontius joining in-studio analyst Calen Carr and host David Gass.
 
 
National Doctors Day: Former New England Revolution defender begins first days as attending ER physician this week in NY hospital
In honor of National Doctors Day, we’d like to recognize former New England Revolution defender Marshall Leonard who will began his first day as an attending physician in a New York area hospital emergency room yesterday amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the region.
 
Leonard played six professional seasons with the Revolution in Major League Soccer (2002-2007), helping the club to four MLS Cup appearances in that span (2002, 2005-2007).
 
Leonard played collegiately at the University of Virginia before being selected by New England in the fourth round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. Following his time in professional soccer, Leonard studied at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY.
 
His father Tommy Leonard, Jr. is also an M.D. and medical school professor.
 
 
Former Sporting Kansas City player Toni Dovale on front lines of COVID-19 emergency in Spain
A former member of Sporting Kansas City has embraced an important role in the fight against COVID-19 in his native Spain.
 
Toni Dovale recorded four goals and four assists in 25 competitive appearances for Sporting Kansas City during a season-long spell in 2014. His 12-year professional career has included stints with Spanish clubs Celta Vigo, Lugo, Leganes and Rayo Vallecano as well as Indian side Bengaluru and Thai outfit Navy FC.
 
The 29-year-old had been playing in Thailand last winter but was visiting his family in Spain when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. It was then that Dovale, who had completed his university studies in pharmacy four years ago, decided to swap the soccer kit for a pharmacist’s white coat.
 
Travel restrictions have prevented Dovale from venturing back to Thailand from Spain, so over the last several weeks, Dovale has served at his family’s pharmacy in Coruna as a front-line worker in the struggle against the novel coronavirus, making the most of an opportunity to help combat the public health crisis.
 
 
Around the League
  • Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio conducted a virtual visit with fans at The Hospital for Sick Children on Thursday, March 26. Osorio discussed what he’s doing to keep busy during #StayHome and was joined by his puppy on the call. The virtual visit was the first in a series the club has planned with The Hospital for Sick Children.
 
 
Media Availability Throughout MLS This Week
 
Tuesday:
11 a.m. ET                  Inter Miami CF Midfielder Victor Ulloa
                                    Interested media must RSVP with Rafael.cabrera@intermiamicf.com
 
2 p.m. ET                    FC Dallas Forward Fafa Picault
                                    Conference Call: 1-612-746-7372
                                    Conference code: 785261
                                    Questions via Skype account: fcdallaspr@outlook.com
 
Wednesday:
11 a.m. ET                  Inter Miami CF Defender Ben Sweat
                                    Interested media must RSVP with Rafael.cabrera@intermiamicf.com
 
12 p.m. ET                  FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez
                                    Conference Call: 1-612-746-7372
                                    Conference code: 785261
                                    Questions via Skype account: fcdallaspr@outlook.com
 
Thursday:
12 p.m. ET                  Sporting Kansas City Head Coach Peter Vermes
                                    Conference Call: 605-475-4700
                                    Passcode: 511038#
 

 

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