Cristian Arango has again been voted the MLS Player of the Week.

Arango scored a hat trick in LAFC’s 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday night. He reminds his Instagram followers that “happy is the man who trusts in God.”

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John Dorhauer is the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. In his latest podcast episode he shares soccer childhood memories as well as how to pass passion to the next generation. Along the way, the listener learns that the church leader’s favorite soccer player is Lionel Messi.

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Gyasi Zardes of the Columbus Crew has again been voted the Major League Soccer (MLS) Player of the Week. Zardes scored two goals in this weekend’s victory over Inter Miami, where Columbus won 4-0.

His Instagram profile is sporting a reference to Romans 5:8

But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

Zardes also regularly employs the hashtag #allglorytoGod

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Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in Columbus’ 2-1 victory over CF Montreal. That earned him the honor of MLS Player of the Week for Wk. 27:

In all his own Tweets the forward faithfully uses his hashtag #allglorytoGod forwarding all glory back to its source:

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Javier Lopez scored his first MLS hat trick last Wednesday. For that NASR made him MLS Player of the Week:

Just a couple of days later, the Earthquakes Midfielder blesses God for his birthday:

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The great confession of Yom Kippur is sung during a soccer match in Israel. We at PlayersPrayers wish g’mar chatimah tovah to everyone observing Yom Kippur. Across the rest of sports world, most greetings come from British Football:

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The North American Soccer Reporters crowned LA’s Cristian Arango MLS player of the week.

Just days earlier, the forward quotes Genesis 1:3 and the creation of light. Good things are coming for the rookie.

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On Saturday, September 18, 2021, Real Salt Lake will celebrate Club legend Nick Rimando ahead of his induction into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame on September 20 as RSL’s first-ever inductee into the UHOF. This will be a celebration as the GOAT pivots from the death of his active career to the resurrection of his coaching career. His godmother Grace Almendarez, stood with Rimando at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy for his last game on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. And resurrection speaks to the goalie as his wishes his Instagram followers a happy Easter:

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Shanah Tova to our Jewish readers and athletes everywhere! May the new year be sweet to you. In the sporting world, Jewish New Year is mostly recognized by European Football Clubs. Here are our top finds:

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Justin Meram gave Real Salt Lake an early lead in yesterday’s game against Houston Dynamo. When the official Major Legal Soccer Twitter account celebrated the goal, Meram retweeted it happily with a praying hands emoji. The Iraqi national player also sports the symbol of a cross in his Twitter bio. Like approximately 80% of Iraqi Christians Meram’s family identifies with the Chaldean Catholic Church. That explains the steeple shape of his Twitter reaction.

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