Video: Michael Bradley scores ridiculous goal straight from corner for USMNT

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The USMNT snapped a five game winless streak last night courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Panama at California State's StubHub Center last night. 

Captain Clint Dempsey got himself on the scoresheet to seal the game before half time but his cool finish was nothing compared to the audacious goal that gave Jurgen Klinsmann's men the lead in the 27th minute.

Take a bow

Midfielder Michael Bradley was the man to put the US in front, and the goal itself is sure to surface on highlight (or blooper) reels of the future depending on your perspective as the former Roma man scored direct from a corner kick.

Whether a moment of genius from Bradley, or pure luck on his part, the goal is likely to down in USMNT folklore.

Already known for his expert set-piece delivery, Bradley's swerving corner alluded the Panama 'keeper - floating over his head and nestling in the back of the net without any other player getting a touch.

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Check out the improbable moment for yourself below...

There were initially question marks over who got the final touch, with former English Premier League flop Jozy Altidore being credited with the goal by some.

With just one goal for former club Sunderland you can't blame the now Toronto FC striker for trying to get his name on the scoresheet. Bradley though, also with Toronto, wasn't letting anyone take the unlikely goal from him.

Although his wry smile as the teams lined up to kick off after the strike perhaps gives away it wasn't a move practiced on the training ground.

Good company

The goal direct from a corner is certainly an uncommon spectacle at any soccer game but Michael Bradley is by no means the first to pull of the feat.

David Beckham and Thierry Henry have both got one on their resume (playing for LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls respectively) while Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos unsurprisingly is also on the list.

What do you think? Did he mean it or was it a stroke of luck? Let us know in the comments section below...

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