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Guillermo Barros Schelotto is Among League’s Best

Player Overview: Guillermo Barros Schelotto played for Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors for ten seasons before joining the MLS’ Columbus Crew.  During his time with Boca the midfielder would score 87 goals in 302 appearances and earned six national titles for the outstanding club.

MLS Career: Desiring more playing time, Barros Schelotto left the Boca Juniors and joined the Crew in May of 2007.  The star midfielder has been a critical part of the club’s success ever since his arrival.  In his first season (19 total games) Barros Schelotto scored 5 goals with 25 assists.  Last season GBS led the Columbus Crew to the best regular season record and also a victory in the MLS Cup over the New York Red Bulls 3-1.  Barros Schelotto was named MVP of the match with 3 assists and the star midfielder was also named MVP of the 2008 season by the MLS with 7 goals and 20 assists.

2009 Season:  This year Barros Schelotto continues to show fans why he is among the best in the MLS.  As of July 20th, Barros Schelotto was leading the league in total goals with 10.  Although his assists numbers are down this year (only 1), Barros Schelotto still has been able to lead his club to one of the best records in the MLS.  Columbus is currently only one point back in the Eastern Conference to Chicago.

Did You Know?:  Did you know that Guillermo has a twin brother that also was a professional soccer player?  That’s right.  Gustavo used to play with his twin brother, Guillermo, for Argentine clubs Gimnasia and the Boca Juniors.  Guillermo also earned the nickname El Mellizo (which means twin) when he played for Gimnasia.