Major League Soccer take note, the Montreal Impact have a new talisman in their ranks. No, he’s not named Piatti. He’s isn’t named Drogba either.
Total MLS’ Player of the Week is Impact striker Michael Salazar.
The Impact welcomed New England to Stade Saputo on Saturday evening, and the Revs were anything but gracious guests. After getting off to a slow start in his new home, Kei Kamara finally got off the mark and notched a first half brace for the away side.
Shortly before the break, Salazar, sporting his very Marouane Fellaini-esque fro, brought Montreal to within 1 after heading in a deflected Oyongo cross from close range. But, he wasn’t done there.
Just 3 minutes into the second half, the Belizean international struck again. A Hassoun Camara cross found Salazar at the top of the 6 yard box, and the striker made no mistake, slotting the ball home to equalize for the Impact.
An Ignacio Piatti penalty kick in the 54th minute was enough to give Montreal a come from behind victory on the back of Michael Salazar’s strong performance and first MLS multi-goal game.
Our honourable mention this week goes out to 2 players by the same last name. Apparently, if your last name is Kamara and you play your football in MLS, you’re going to score goals. It’s a proven fact. Kei’s first brace as a Rev and his replacement and namesake, Columbus Crew SC striker Ola Kamara who also notched a brace, both earn a shout out this week. There’s just something about that name.