Spaniard Ricky Puig, former Barcelona midfielder, shines remarkably with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the American League.
Puig, 23, suddenly moved to the American League during the last summer transfer period, to sign a 3-year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy, after being considered a redundant player for Barcelona.
Ricky Puig started in an amazing way in the American League, after making his debut on August 20 as a substitute against the Seattle Sounders in the 62nd minute, in a match that ended in a 3-3 draw.
The former Barcelona player played the four matches after that, mainly, to be able to score two goals and create a third in a wonderful way for captain Chicharito, the former Mexico and Real Madrid star.
In the 90 minutes he played in his last match against Nashville, Puig starred and saved his team from defeat after scoring a fatal goal from a penalty kick in lost time to end the match (1-1), after Chicharito had missed another penalty kick.
The LA Galaxy vs Nashville match saw Ricky Puig create three scoring opportunities, with 92% passing accuracy and completing 4 of his 5 successful dribbles.
Ricky Puig’s first goal for the LA Galaxy was superb, as he hit a shot past Toronto with a long-range shot as he ran.
While Barcelona spent pre-season preparations in the United States, Barcelona left the Spain youth national team player in Spain with other players looking to leave, with Puig feeling he deserved to be treated more respectfully.
Puig criticized Barcelona, saying: “It was a difficult month because I had not seen this before, leaving the players behind in Barcelona, and going on tour without them, it was difficult to be there and train alone, and there were 4 other players in the team who were with me.”
Puig spent 7 years at FC Barcelona, and was one of the brightest stars who came out of the famous La Masia academy in Barcelona in recent years, but he participated in only 42 matches in the Spanish League, with the first team since 2018, during which he scored only two goals.
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