Dirty Tackle

Former Liverpool defender Djimi Traore scores incredible goal from distance for Seattle

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

In his second appearance for Seattle, former Liverpool and Monaco defender Djimi Traore scored a goal so fantastic that it made the commentator sound like he was going through puberty.

Down 1-0 to Tigres after the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League tie, Seattle suffered a further setback in the 22nd minute of the second leg at their own CenturyLink Field when the less than full-strength Liga MX leaders made it 2-0 on aggregate. But Tigres midfielder Manuel Viniegra was sent off just before halftime and in the second half, Seattle made the most of their man advantage. DeAndre Yedlin scored their first goal in the 52nd minute (and it was also quite nice). Then, just seven minutes later, 33-year-old Traore had a clearance attempt delivered right to him and made the most of it with with a rocket that went off the underside of the crossbar and in. Clearly he's come a long way since the days when he scored spinning own goals while playing for Liverpool.

Seattle eventually got a third goal in the 74th minute from Eddie Johnson to win the second leg 3-1 and advance to the semifinals on a 3-2 aggregate score. And that's how you do that.

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