Alejandro Moreno, now in his fifth season as an ESPN soccer analyst, will join anchor Max Bretos and analyst Kasey Keller on-set from MAPFRE Stadium for the network’s studio coverage of the 2015 MLS Cup this weekend (see sidebar).
This week’s #TBT looks back at the 2008 MLS Cup, when Moreno was a striker for the Columbus Crew. He scored the first goal in the Crew’s 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls. The victory helped Moreno and his teammates earn a special place in the hearts of the Nordeckes – Columbus Crew SC’s supporters’ group.
While Moreno won three MLS Cups with three different teams (LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo and the Crew), the 2008 MLS Cup trophy holds a special place in his heart. He describes his feelings about that match and the Crew fans in the captions of the photo gallery above.