REAL SALT LAKE

Sergio Córdova Experiences Agony As Goal Scoring Drought Continues

Mar 8, 2022, 2:06 PM
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake...
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY – In the 92nd minute of Real Salt Lake’s victory over the Seattle Sounders Sergio Córdova found himself one on one with goalkeeper Stefan Frei and for a split second had dreams of breaking his goalscoring drought.

Sadly, those dreams did not turn into reality as his outside of the right-foot shot was saved by the diving feet of Frei, mush to Córdova’s disbelief.

Minutes later, the final whistle blew as Real Salt Lake picked up their first three points of the season, the team was ecstatic. Córdova was heartbroken. He fell to his knees with his face planted into the hallowed Rio Tinto Stadium pitch before picking himself up, walking over to the bench, and putting a towel over his head.

Córdova last scored a professional goal on January 31st while on loan with Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga. It has been over a year since he last scored.

The devastation felt by Córdova following the victory over Seattle was a direct reflection of his emotions and desire to get back onto the scoring list.

Interestingly, Córdova has battled for goals over the course of his career. Since debuting as a professional for Caracas in Venezualias top division in 2016, Córdova has appeared in 118 professional matches where he has only scored 10 goals.

It seems strange considering the athletic ability of Córdova. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall, Córdova towers over most players on the pitch at any given time. He is fast and has wonderful control and technique. He is powerful, yet precise, and has all of the tools to be a prolific goalscorer in many big leagues around the world.

Goal scoring droughts are common, every striker experiences them at some point throughout their career. Córdova is yet to find consistent form throughout his career, but fortunately, he still finds himself at just 24 years of age and plenty of football ahead of him.

When the goal is scored and the drought ends, the potential for the flood gates to open is an exciting thought for the Real Salt Lake faithful.

Next Match

Real Salt Lake will travel across the country for a date with Bruce Arena and the New England Revolution with kickoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on March 12.

The match will be available to stream via the KSL Sports & KSL 5 TV apps or on KSL Sports dot com.

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