Erik Hurtado Scores Incredible Winning Goal For Sporting KC
Erik Hurtado scored the goal of the weekend as he smashed home a volley to give Sporting KC a big win in the MLS.
Sporting played hosts to Nashville FC on Sunday night with the visitors taking the lead through Walker Zimmerman's 15th minute goal.
The hosts got level in the 53rd minute through Gerso Fernandes and would given an extra boost when Nashville right-back Alistair Johnstone was sent off just a minute later.
It took 25 minutes for Sporting to take advantage of the extra man and Hurtado did it with a piece of utter magic, reminiscent of Marco van Basten.
Erik Hurtado with potentially the goal of the season. :flushed::fire:- SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 12, 2020
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Speaking after the match, the forward claimed he had "done it a handful of times - back in college, back in high school, middle school - but never on a big stage like that so it's pretty cool."
And Kansas City teammate Johnny Russell said, "I don't think people understand how hard that technique is and he executed it perfectly. I said that to him at the time, I couldn't believe, to be honest, what I'd seen and I could see that tonight would probably take a little bit of something special and he more than produced that."
Traditional Final Score Haiku :scroll:- Sporting KC (@SportingKC) October 12, 2020
Johnny to Gerso
Hurtado hits a worldie
Give us all three, please pic.twitter.com/IYgB3WobRC
The win keeps Kansas well in the play-off picture and in third place in the Western Conference. Their win took them within one point of top of the table Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers.
Sounders lost 3-1 to LAFC allowing Kansas, and Portland, who beat San Jose, to close the gap.
It's unlikely you'll see many better goals for the rest of the MLS season.
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