Team of the Week

Dante Vanzeir, Luquinhas Make MLS Team of the Matchday After Columbus Comeback

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After leading the Red Bulls to their first victory of the season, a 2-1 comeback win over the Columbus Crew, Dante Vanzeir and Luquinhas were featured in the MLS Team of the Matchday.

They become the third and fourth players to be chosen so far this season.

Luquinhas leveled the score against the Crew in the 58th minute when he turned in a rebounded shot off of an Eloy Room save. It was his first goal for the Red Bulls since the 3-0 U.S. Open Cup victory over NYC during the 2022 season.

In only his third appearance since coming to New York, Vanzeir scored the game-winner with a dramatic 86th-minute goal, his first for the club.

"A lot of emotions went through me," Vanzeir said. "First of all, I think just three points at home for me was the biggest thing. And then, I don't know, I was just celebrating and enjoying the moment. We needed this as a team."

"This goal is going to be really important for him," Luquinhas said, who also scored on the night to level the match. "When I arrived here, I wanted to start scoring goals and these make myself more confident, so it's going to give confidence to Dante as well. And not just for Dante, but for the whole group."

This is the third consecutive week that a New York player has been featured in the team, with defenders Sean Nealis and Andrés Reyes also making an appearance this season.