Real Salt Lake’s’ Diego Luna Voted MLS Player Of The Matchday For Matchday 25

Written by Patrick Echatah

Diego Luna has been named MLS Player of the Matchday for Matchday 25 after his three assists and one goal performance for Real Salt Lake.

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With three assists for the second time this season, the 20-year-old playmaker was the star of Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Atlanta United at America First Field. With 43 points, RSL is tied for first place in the Western Conference standings with LAFC and the LA Galaxy.

In addition to becoming the first player in MLS history who is 20 years of age or younger to earn three assists in different matches, Luna is also the first player in RSL history to record at least ten assists in a season since Talles Magno (10) did it for New York City FC in 2022.

After winning the title on Matchday 26 of 2023, Luna has now won MLS Player of the Matchday twice. He is still the youngest winner of the award, having won it the previous year.

Cristian Arango has won Player of the Matchday four times already this season for RSL, having done so on Matchdays seven, ten, and eighteen.

Matchday 26 takes place on Saturday night, when Real Salt Lake visits the Portland Timbers.

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Brazilian winger Célio Pompeu has signed a new deal with St. Louis CITY SC, the team announced on Friday

With a club option for 2027, the 24-year-old Brazilian is now signed through the 2026 MLS season.

“We are proud to see Célio’s growth through our pipeline”, sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a press release. “He has grown as a professional, both on and off the field, and to reap the rewards with a new contract was something he worked really hard for.”

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