Philadelphia Union's Cormac Dooley, known as Doolsta, completed the eMLS circuit sweep for 2019 in Boston at the eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation. After winning League Series One and Series Two championships earlier this year, Dooslta wrapped up the eMLS Treble in thrilling fashion once again by picking up three victories Saturday night to walk away with the trophy, $15,000 and 850 EA SPORTS FIFA19 Global Series Points and a spot to represent the United States in the first FIFA eNations Cup taking place in London on April 13-14.
Doolsta began his night later than most competitors after he received a bye into the Eastern Conference finals after winning the regular-season title in Friday's session. Doolsta began the knockout round coming out strong and focused with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City SC's FIFA Abe. In the Eastern Conference final, Doolsta faced off against the No. 9 FIFA19 player in the world in NYCChris. The top two players in the conference gave the crowd an entertaining, close match with numerous lead changes. Doolsta was pushed to the brink of elimination late in regulation after NYCFC scored an 85th-minute goal but found an equalizer on the boot of Cristiano Ronaldo in the 90th minute. The Union's 18-year-old took the lead in extra time but NYCChris scored three minutes later to send the eMLS match to penalty kicks for the first time in eMLS Cup history. Tied at five on the scoreboard, both competitors traded successful penalty kicks back and forth until Doolsta's Tim Howard stuck to his line and make the winning save to clinch a spot in the finals and U.S. Soccer.
In the eMLS Cup Final, Doolsta squared off against LA Galaxy representative GGGodfather in a two-leg final. Doolsta's typical high-scoring form was halted in the opening leg with a scoreless draw, which set the stage for a dramatic final match. GGGodfather struck first in the 36th minute with a quick turn and shoot from inside the 18-yard-box. With the halftime whistle on the horizon, Doolsta again turned to Ronaldo and found a tying goal inside the box. After halting numerous buildups from the opposition, the West Chester native found the winner in the 75th minute from the Portuguese forward.