The Uruguayan newcomer has wasted no time establishing himself as the focal point of Vancouver’s attack. Through four games, the 23-year-old has already netted three goals, boosting the ‘Caps to a 3-1-0 start. Rivero fittingly secured his first career MLS goal in his debut on March 7, slipping behind Toronto FC’s back line and slotting a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Joe Bendik.
After tallying the lone goal in Vancouver’s 1-0 win over Chicago on March 14, Rivero extended his goal-scoring streak to three games with his most stunning strike yet. Mired in a scoreless draw in Orlando on March 21, with the game clock approaching the 97th minute, Rivero received a cross from Pedro Morales, got airborne, and headed the pass into the far corner, leaving Lions goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts shocked and the crowd at the Citrus Bowl speechless.
Voting for MLS Player of the Month presented by Ethiad is open to public. The five final nominees are chosen by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.