Daily News | Nov 4, 2018 | 2
Hungarian football player Nikolics becomes goal king in the USA
Although the Hungarian football sensation, Nemanja Nikolics, did not score in the final regular season match, he was still crowned goal king. Index reports that the striker of Chicago Fire scored 24 goals in the season.
Nikolics took to Facebook to express how happy he is.
‘I’ve made it! I’ve become top goal scorer in three different countries in four consequent years. I can say that the Golden Boot is mine, not just in Vidi and Legia, but in Chicago Fire too. I am proud of what I’ve achieved, I would like to express my gratitude to Chicago Fire, because they stood by me from the first day on. I would also like to thank my teammates, the crew and the fans. This is our prize.’
The home team, Houston Dynamo beat Chicago Fire to 3-0. Nemanja Nikolics was on the field during the whole match. Chicago Fire made it to the playoff against the New York Red Bulls in the eastern division at home ground. The match will take place on Wednesday.
These are top 10 MLS scorers:
Nemanja Nikolics (Chicago Fire) – 24 goals
David Villa (NYCFC) – 22 goals
Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers) – 21 goals
Josef Martinez (Atlanta United FC) – 19 goals
Ola Kamara (Columbus Crew) – 18 goals
Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact) – 17 goals
Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) – 17 goals
Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) – 16 goals
C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia Union) – 16 goals
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) – 15 goals
Other Hungarian performances in the MSL
Krisztián Németh scored a goal in the second half of the New England Revolution – Montreal Impact match (3-2).
The Hungarian footballer played in the colours of the previous. New England thus made it to the seventh place in the eastern conference, which means that they did not make it to the playoff.
Zoltán Stieber was on the field as well during the match of his team, DC United.
The Washington team was beaten by the New York Red Bulls at home (2-1). The team came last in the eastern conference.
Dániel Sallói played 85 minutes in the colours of Sporting Kansas City against Real Salt Lake (home team).
Sallói’s team lost the match at 2-1. Sporting Kansas City placed fifth in the western conference, so they will be there at the playoff. Their first match is against Houston on Thursday.
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