David Beckham’s position as the superstar of Major League Soccer could be under threat from a young teammate at the LA Galaxy, with Juninho stealing the show in the absence of the former England international captain.
It wasn’t just the fact that the Brazilian-born midfielder scored twice in his side’s 4-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday night, but the nature of the goals which had a certain Beckham stamp on them.
First, the 23-year-old took charge of a free-kick on the edge of the penalty box, and bent it past the helpless Freddy Hall into the top corner.
Check out his first goal below…
If that wasn’t enough, Juninho proceeded to smash home a 35-yard screamer in the 33rd minute, putting his side 2-0 up with a sublime first-time strike which flew into the top corner.
Click the link to see the second goal…
Robbie Keane also scored twice for the Galaxy, who secured their place in the MLS play-offs with the win as they look to replicate last season’s championship success.