Moments of Matchday 13 – OurSports Central

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May 12, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release

Below is a selection of the notable performances and moments from the 13 matches played thus far on the 13th matchday of the 2024 MLS regular season on Saturday, May 11.

Saturday night saw 52 goals scored across 13 matches, marking the second-most goals scored in a single day in MLS history and just the third time that 50-or-more goals have been scored on a single day in league annals. The single-day record is 57 goals scored on Aug. 6, 2022.

Matchday 13 concludes this afternoon as the Portland Timbers face off against Pacific Northwest rival Seattle Sounders FC in a Cascadia Cup clash as MLS Rivalry Week presented by Continental Tire continues (4:45 p.m. ET, MLS Season Pass on Apple TV / FOX).

Benteke Showcases MVP Form with Third Hat Trick in 13 Games

D.C. United’s Christian Benteke continues to showcase why he belongs in the early-season conversation for the Landon Donovan MLS MVP award, as the Belgian striker registered a hat trick – his second of the season – in the club’s 3-2 victory over Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Benteke scored all three goals via header and now has seven headed goals in 2024 (Watch All Three Goals Here).

The hat trick was Benteke’s third in his last 13 games, dating back to September 23, 2023, and he became the fifth different player in MLS history to notch three hat tricks in a 13-game span. The other four to accomplish the feat are Josef Martínez in 2017, Mamadou Diallo in 2000-01, Diego Serna in 2000-01, and Cobi Jones in 1998.

With 11 goals this season, a mark that is tied for the league lead with Inter Miami’s Luis Suárez and Real Salt Lake’s Chicho Arango, the elite finisher also became the eighth player in club history to record consecutive seasons with at least 10 goals and the first since Wayne Rooney in 2018-19.

Ferreira Becomes Youngest to 50

In a Copa Tejas showdown, FC Dallas preserved their unbeaten home record against in-state rival Austin FC, as goals from Petar Musa (Watch Here) and Jesús Ferreira (Watch Here) propelled the home side to a 2-1 victory on Saturday. FC Dallas improved to 4-0-1 in five regular-season home matches vs. Austin FC with one of their Homegrown stars making history along the way.

For Ferreira, the goal marked the 50th regular-season score of his MLS career, as he joins Jason Kreis (91) as the second player in FC Dallas history to reach the 50-goal milestone. At 23 years and 139 days old on Saturday, Ferreira became…

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