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Ricardo Goulart scores wondergoal from his own half in Cruzeiro win

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Ricardo Goulart gave fans a treat on Sunday evening at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas near the conclusion of a friendly between Cruzeiro and Chivas de Guadalajara.

The match was set up as an exercise to show that the city was ready to be chosen for a new MLS expansion franchise and the 15,000+ fans that turned up certainly gave some credence to that suggestion.

Spectacular finale

However, the most impressive sight of the evening was not the large crowds of supporters, but an extra special goal that arrived inside the final ten minutes from Cruzeiro star Ricardo Goulart.

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A pass just inside the Brazilian club's half was poorly under hit by one Chivas player and the 23-year-old Brazilian pounced, seeing goalkeeper Antonio Rodriguez off his line, and launched a sensational shot over his head and into the net.

Watch: Ricardo Goulart scores Beckham-esque goal in friendly match

It was reminiscent of the famous goal scored by David Beckham for Manchester United against Wimbledon in 1996 and, more recently, current Old Trafford star Wayne Rooney's incredible strike against West Ham United last season.

Wondergoal rounded things off

Goulart's goal made the score 2-0 and the game finished that way as Chivas kicked off a North American tour, while it was Cruzeiro's last fixture of a similar jaunt.

MLS franchiee hope

Local news outlet KDBC reported that MLS officials were invited to the match by MountainStar Sports Group, owners of Triple-A baseball side Chihuahuas, as they are interested in establishing a professional football team in El Paso.

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