Christian Ramirez scored in his MLS debut with Minnesota United in 2017 in the very first game of the season when he came on as a second-half substitute.
There might be something to that sophomore slump cliché, though, as it took Ramirez seven games to score his first this season, United's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Seattle this past Sunday. Before that, his most recent goal was in early October of 2017, a stretch of nine games. And before his score at Seattle, he had netted just three goals in 18 games.
So maybe that's why the striker celebrated his goal by making the "shh" gesture with a finger in front of his mouth.
"Uh, it's for everybody else to figure out," Ramirez said of his display.
While he was a little obscure about that, Ramirez did say scoring for the first time in a while felt good, and he's starting to feel like himself on the field now with sharper movements.