Fri Jun 24 01:27pm EDT
Count me as one who thinks goal celebrations in MLS have been lacking for the past few years. In a similar fashion to the NBA slam dunk contest, the level of creativity displayed by recent goal scorers is troublesome, and if it continues like this it could be detrimental for the future of showboating in our domestic game. We can't compete with the big leagues in Europe if we can't celebrate like them. How many of the same old airplanes, impromptu shirt-strippings, and karate attacks on the corner flag should we be expected to sit through without saying anything? We need Robbie Fowler on line one, because that's a guy who knew how to celebrate a goal with some creativity.
And we also need Roger Levesque to keep scoring goals. Thursday night at the newly named CenturyLink Field, Red Bull's goalkeeper Greg Sutton received a backpass at the edge of the 18-yard box and completely bugged out once the ball reached his feet. Sutton was unable to find an open pass or any sense of general footballing coordination, allowing the on-rushing Levesque to swoop in, steal the ball, give the Sounders an unassailable 4-2 lead, and cap it all off by pretending to scuba dive off the advertising board. That's what I'm talking about.
Without a doubt the celebration of the year thus far in MLS.
Video courtesy MLSsoccer.com
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