Gilberto and Jermain Defoe Fight Over Free Kick, Gilberto Responds by Firing Howitzer Into Back of the Net (Video)
We interrupt our steady stream of posts about the 2014 FIFA World Cup to bring you this amazing soccer highlight from the MLS.
That’s right, the MLS, North America’s supposedly inferior professional soccer league. It turns out the league didn’t just suspend play at the start of the World Cup. And it’s a damn good thing they didn’t, too, otherwise we wouldn’t have this goal, which is just ridiculous.
On Friday night, the New York Red Bulls hosted the Michael Bradley-less Toronto FC. With the score tied 1-1 in the 71st minute, TFC got a golden opportunity to take the lead when they were awarded a free kick just seven yards outside the box. Brazilian striker Gilberto picked up the ball and claimed the kick for himself, but former Tottenham star Jermain Defoe thought he should take the kick. So he went and confronted his teammate and the two very nearly go into a fist fight right there on the field…like a couple of 12-year-olds.
Luckily that didn’t happen, and instead of punching Defoe in the face, Gilberto channeled his rage into an absolute rocket of a goal.
Take a look:
That is as hard a shot as you will ever see. Thank God it didn’t hit anybody in the Red Bulls wall, or else they’d probably be dead.
Something tells me Jermain Defoe will defer to Gilberto on all future TFC free kicks.
Hat Tip – [101 Great Goals]