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Gonzalo Veron scored his first goal for Independiente

Congrats, Gonzalo!

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RBNY cast-off Gonzalo Veron has been signed with Independiente since late January, but he’s only recently started to get regular time on the field with his new team. Veron has made four league appearances for Independiente so far this year, three of them in the club’s last three games.

Perhaps the slow start to the latest chapter of his career is behind him: Veron scored his first goal for his new club on Sunday, April 8 - leading Independiente to its first league victory in its last four attempts with a first-half header that anchored a 2-0 away win over Talleres Cordoba.

Veron got high marks for his performance (8 out of 10 in the player ratings) from Ole’s Fabian Rodriguez. Maybe he can look forward to a significant role in whatever lies ahead for Independiente over the last few games of its season.

New York Red Bulls fans will remember Veron as a player who prefers to let actions speak louder than words. He rarely appeared anything but patient and supportive of his teammates during his long stints on the bench with RBNY over the course of two and a half seasons. Unsurprisingly, he hasn’t really changed. Veron’s post-match comments saw him put the team ahead of his individual contributions to the game:

And he has even found time to do a little cheerleading for MLS.

As he was with RBNY, Veron is a class act off the field, even when he’s fighting to prove his worth on it. Congrats on the goal, Gonzalo. All the best for the rest of the season in Argentina.