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Gyasi Zardes scores twice for Columbus Crew in its first win of MLS season

After scoring a career-high 19 goals in 33 appearances in 2018, his first year with the Columbus Crew, Gyasi Zardes is picking up where he left off. The 2018 MLS Comeback Player of the Year scored twice in the Crew’s first win of the 2019 season on Saturday.

He sent out a tweet giving praise to God after the 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution:

Zardes includes “#allglorytoGod” in his social media posts as a way to redirect the praise to Christ.

“God has blessed me with all these opportunities, so there’s no better way to use my platform to allow everyone to know and see who I’m giving the glory to,” Zardes said on the Sports Spectrum Podcast last year. “It’s not me, it’s God.”

Zardes spent his first five seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy before being traded to Columbus in January 2018. He has registered 55 goals and 17 assists in 166 career MLS appearances. At the international level, Zardes has made 42 appearances for the United States men’s national team, scoring six goals.

Without God’s guidance, Zardes doesn’t think he would be in the position he is today.

“I just try to redirect all that attention, fame to God because my viewpoint is, I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for God,” he said. “I firmly believe that.”

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