Prep Rally doesn't know who this young soccer stunner is. We don't know where he plays, or even if this kick definitively occurred within the past couple months. What we do know is that we can't remember the last time we saw an 8-year-old bend a ball the way he does.
As first noted by Deadspin after the video was posted on July 4, the ball really does swerve up and over a young, elementary school wall with an arc that is pretty befitting of the label bestowed upon it by the video's uploader; it looks like a shot by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Don't believe us? Just check out this Ronaldo free kick goal for Real Madrid.
If those two goals don't bare some aerial similarity, we're not sure what will. Naturally, one free kick goal by an 8-year-old hardly indicates that he's on the way to being the next Ronaldo — of the Cristiano or Brazilian type — but it can't hurt.
And it certainly doesn't hurt to check it out and marvel at one heck of a shot by a soccer tyke.
- Cristiano Ronaldo