He has reached the highest level of domestic professional soccer. But for 90 minutes (plus injury time) in a recent game, it might have seemed to Danny Musovski that it was 2017 again and he was still playing against Incarnate Word or Grand Canyon at Peter Johann Memorial Field.
The former UNLV star had a breakout game for Los Angeles FC on Oct. 11, scoring two goals and adding an assist in a 3-1 victory over the reigning Major League Soccer champion Seattle Sounders en route to being named the league’s player of the week.
“It’s always good to get recognition like that,” said the former Liberty High star, who scored 88 goals in 47 games for Rich Ryerson’s UNLV team from 2014 to 2017 and was nominated for the Hermann Trophy, the college soccer Heisman. “I’ve been enjoying what I’m doing so far, and I just want to keep doing that.”
Musovski, 24, has appeared in 12 of LAFC’s 17 matches and scored four goals after being selected 30th overall by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. He served an apprenticeship with the United Soccer League’s Reno 1868 before signing with LAFC.
It was a bit of a letdown being demoted to the lower level, Musovski said, but it also afforded him a chance to play in front of family and friends in his hometown. He scored his first pro goal in his second appearance in last year’s 1-1 match against Lights FC at