Soon to be Stoke striker Juan Agudelo scores with audacious backheel lob

Brooks Peck

Even with a late penalty chance, Stoke couldn't manage a goal in their Premier League opener against Liverpool, losing 1-0. But a few hours later, 20-year-old Juan Agudelo showed that help is on the way when he casually lobbed a rather stunning back/side heel flick just over the goal line to put New England up 1-0 on Chicago in the 54th minute. They eventually won 2-0.

Agudelo is set to join Stoke in January, having signed a pre-contract last week. He already has 17 caps and two goals for the U.S., but has fallen out of the international picture in the last couple of years while fending off an unfair amount of hype for his tender age and bouncing around MLS. Goals like this have a tendency to make people take notice, though.

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