Once more, Latino players across MLS provided highlights and spectacular performances to lead their teams to positive results. Starting this season, we've created an award to recognize the best -- and worst -- from players born in or with roots in Latin America.
Here are the Latinos who caught our eye the most in Week 3 of MLS:
Latino of the Week: Ignacio Piatti, FW, Montreal Impact
The Argentine was instrumental in Montreal's bounce-back win in Week 3 against Orlando City. Piatti scored twice and...
Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was thrilled with the news that his team had exercised its option on Jefferson Savarino.
Savarino, 20, joined RSL on loan from Zulia FC in his native Venezuela for the 2017 campaign and the club announced on Thursday that it had signed the winger to a permanent contract that keeps him as one of the team's young designated players.
Petke, who took over after the team fired Jeff Cassar three games into the season, oversaw a second-half run that almost earned RSL a spot...
Real Salt Lake has acquired forward Jefferson Savarino on loan from Zulia in Venezuela and signed him as a young designated player.
To make the move, RSL used targeted allocation money to buy down the contract of Joao Plata, who only signed a new DP deal in February. Now more of Plata's $350,000 base salary will count toward RSL's budget.
Savarino will join RSL for at least the rest of the season after scoring 22 goals in 48 games in the Venezuelan top flight. RSL general...