Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Most Brilliant USA goal ever?

Set your TiVos for Fox Soccer Channel, 11pm EDT on Tuesday December 20th and tape the delayed coverage of the U17 Men's National Team playing the U18 Dallas Texans from this past week's Nike Friendlies. Not only will you see incoming Duke freshman Preston Zimmerman (assuming he doesn't turn pro first) figure heavily in the match, you'll also witness what may be the most brilliant goal I've ever seen scored by a player wearing a USA kit. U17 forward David Arvizu does an amazing job of creating space for himself with a deft flick over his own shoulder, spins 180 degrees and then bicycles a goal between the Texans keeper's outstretched hand and the crossbar. Had US Soccer not already named their nominees for goal of the year, there's little doubt in my mind that this goal would win hands down. If you can't wait two weeks to see this thing of beauty, you're in luck. Visit the All Access Video section of the USSoccer website and click on Dec 1: Thursday's Action and David Arvizu's Bicycle Kick. You'll have to watch a couple of minutes of discussion about the Nike Friendlies but Arvizu's goal at the end of the clip is a climax worth waiting for!

-- Jarrett @ 12/07/2005 01:35:00 PM


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