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Lucas Zelarayan the MVP of the 2020 MLS Cup

The Argentine midfielder scored a brace against Seattle Sounders to give Columbus Crew their second MLS Cup in the 25th season of Major League Soccer.

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Lucas Zelarayan the MVP of the 2020 MLS Cup

Columbus Crew defeated 3-0 Seattle Sounders in the 2020 MLS Cup final at the MAPFRE stadium on Saturday night. Lucas Zelarayan was named the MVP at the end of the 90 minutes after scoring a brace that helped the franchise lift their second title in their history.

The Argentine arrived this season from Tigres UANL and according to SofaScore he got a rating of 9.9 in the final against the Sounders. He also gave the assist to Derrick Etienne Jr. who scored the second goal of the game, in what was a perfect night for the midfielder in the most important game of the season.

Zelarayan played the entire 90 minutes and after lifting the trophy, Columbus ended a 12-year drought since their first title. During his first season in Major League Soccer, Zelarayan scored a total of seven goals and three assists in 21 appearances.

The MVP list in the last 5 years

These are the players who have won the Most Valuable Player since 2016 in the MLS Cup finals. Lucas Zelarayan became the third Argentina footballer to win this trophy in the history of Major League Soccer since Guillermo Barros Schelotto (2008) and Diego Valeri (2015).

  • 2020: Lucas Zelarayan (Columbus Crew)
  • 2019: Víctor Rodriguez (Seattle Sounders)
  • 2018: Josef Martinez (Atlanta United)
  • 2017: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)
  • 2016: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders)