Riqui Puig equals Beckham record
The Spanish midfielder gave three assists this weekend in MLS, reaching two historic records held by Landon Donovan and the former English player.
Riqui Puig had to emigrate to the United States to carve out a more prosperous future for himself. He was forced to leave behind his family, friends and his home to settle in a brand new and unknown habitat. The Spanish midfielder came to MLS to rediscover himself as a person and especially, as a player.
With few opportunities at Barcelona under Xavi, Riqui Puig signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy just a few weeks ago. Watching him in action, that is hard to believe - its’ as though he has lived on the west coast of the United States for a lifetime. Riqui is contantly improving out on the pitch and his influence on the team is clear to see.
On Sunday, Riqui equalled a league record set in 2014 by Landon Donovan by being the first LA Galaxy player to provide three assists in the same MLS game. Three assists which helped the side to record a 4-1 win over Colorado.
And that wasn’t all. He also reached another record within the Los Angeles franchise, set by none other than David Beckham in 2008.The Englishman distributed five assists in his first six appearances in MLS - a feat which Riqui also equalled yesterday. In the 14 years that have passed since then, no player has been able to match Beckham’s landmark tally. Puig has achieved what top name players such as Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos, Ibrahimovic, Steven Gerrard and Chicharito couldn’t.