Diego Rossi captures MLS is Back Tournament Golden Boot presented by Audi
Uruguay international leads all players with 7 goals in 5 matches;
Rossi earns $10,000 for LAFC Academy as Golden Boot winner through Audi Goals Drive Progress Program
NEW YORK (Tuesday, August 11, 2020) – Los Angeles Football Club forward Diego Rossi tonight won the MLS is Back Tournament Golden Boot presented by Audi, establishing himself among the league’s elite scorers with seven goals across five tournament matches.
The highlight of the 22-year-old’s tournament performance came on July 18 in LAFC’s 6-2 victory over El Tráfico rival LA Galaxy when Rossi scored four goals, becoming the 13th player in MLS history to achieve the feat. Rossi’s five combined goals and assists in that match tied the all-time league record, becoming the first player to accomplish this twice in his MLS career.
Rossi also scored a goal in LAFC’s opening 3-3 draw against the Houston Dynamo on July 13 and scored a brace in the club’s 4-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on July 27 in the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage presented by Audi.
Select highlights of Rossi’s goalscoring performance during the MLS is Back Tournament can be found here.
By winning the Golden Boot, Rossi has earned $10,000 for the LAFC Academy through the ‘Audi Goals Drive Progress’ program, a multi-year initiative launched by Audi and dedicated to expanding the breadth of academy resources through contributions toward player education, housing and transportation. Audi’s contribution will be used by the LAFC Academy to ensure young players are supported as they endeavor to maintain excellence on the pitch and in the classroom. Additionally, Rossi’s seven goals contributed $1,000 each towards the Audi Goals Drive Progress total, which currently stands at $195,000 earned throughout the 2020 season.
Of Rossi’s seven goals, five came in the MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage presented by Heineken and count toward the regular season. The Uruguayan now leads the league in the race for the 2020 MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi with six regular season goals entering return to play in home markets.