Riley McGree, a 19-year-old midfielder for Newcastle Jets in the A-League, has a very real chance of claiming the 2018 Puskas Award thanks to this ridiculous piece of improvisation against Melbourne City on Friday.
After falling to a Megan Rapinoe-inspired Seattle Reign FC in Week 1, the Washington Spirit recorded a 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride in their home opener at Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday.
Nearly 5,000 were on hand to watch 19-year-old USWNT forward Mallory Pugh open the scoring in the 80th minute with a blistering run that started just inside the halfway line. Pugh finished the move by nutmegging international compatriot Ashlyn Harris in goal.
Denmark are 80-1 outsiders at the World Cup, and that makes sense — Nicklas Bendtner remains the nation’s premier striker. However, you could waste $5 in a myriad of dumber ways than by throwing it on the Danish Dynamite. Here’s how Denmark could win the Cup: Kasper Schmeichel brings the 2015-16 Leicester City hoodoo, and Christian Eriksen is just the best version of himself for a month.
It’s possible that these things happen, and your $5 becomes $400.
As evidence, I submit the above video, which is just Eriksen doing Eriksen things earlier today.
Age 21, standing at 6-4 and hailing from Muskego, Wisconsin, you probably think you know the USMNT’s latest salvation at the forward position, Andrija Novakovich. You’ve probably sketched a mental outline of a big, blundering center forward with an affinity for Milwaukee’s Best, but we mustn’t forget that Harry Kane was similarly written off for being a chubby, traveling salesman-looking version of Butt-head.