Adama Diomande netted a pair of goals on either side of the halftime on Saturday night in Colorado. Running off the shoulder of the last defender each time, the LAFC forward nestled a one-time shot first with his left foot, then with his right foot beyond Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The brace contributed to LAFC's 3-0 win on the night and ultimately the clinching of the Club's first playoff berth in its inaugural season.
The pair of strikes also brought the Norwegian striker's goal haul for the season to 11, making him the third member of LAFC's squad to reach that mark this season - Carlos Vela (11), Dio (11), and Diego Rossi (10). And as it turns out, Dio's foray into double-digit goals is another bit of history for the Club.
LAFC is the first team to have three double-digit goalscorers in its inaugural season and only the 12th team in the history of MLS to have three in any season.
LAFC's 61 goals for are tied for second-most in MLS, so it's not a surprise the team has so many players scoring goals this season. What is surprising is how spread out the goal scoring has been - consider a team like Atlanta United with Josef Martinez scoring 30 of the teams 67. And that's not even taking into consideration that Vela missed a chunk of games while away at the World Cup and Dio joined LAFC two months into the season.
LAFC are back in action Friday against the Houston Dynamo, one of LAFC's three remaining matches in its inaugural regular season. The Black & Gold have an outside shot reaching another goalscoring mark - Atlanta's record of 70 goals by an expansion team in its first year.
With the likes of Dio, Vela, and Rossi lurking, you might not put it past LAFC.