Thiago Almada turns into first lively MLS participant to win FIFA World Cup

Thiago Almada joined Argentina’s World Cup roster as one of many ultimate gamers on Lionel Scaloni’s roster and the Atlanta United playmaker joined a slim listing of MLS gamers to run the desk within the event’s historical past.

Almada grew to become the primary lively MLS participant to win the FIFA World Cup following Argentina’s 4-2 penalty shootout victory over defending winners France. La Albiceleste performed out a 3-3 draw with Les Bleus by way of 120 minutes, however captured a 3rd World Cup trophy of their historical past by defeating France in penalties. 

The 21-year-old attacker solely performed six minutes in Qatar, however has loved a meteoric rise with the nationwide group in simply three months. Almada made his senior debut for Argentina in September and was referred to as into Scaloni’s ultimate World Cup roster following two midfield accidents.

A Velez Sarsfield product, Almada made an on the spot influence in MLS in 2022, profitable the league’s Newcomer of the Yr award. Almada was one of many few vibrant spots for Atlanta United, scoring six objectives and including 12 assists because the 5 Stripes missed the playoffs.

Almada joins former MLS and worldwide stars Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kaka, Thierry Henry, and Andrea Pirlo among the many listing of MLS gamers to win the World Cup.

He now enters a winter break earlier than starting