Jermain Defoe goal shows England what they'll be missing at World Cup

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Despite only finding himself on Roy Hodgson's standby list for this summer's FIFA World Cup, Jermain Defoe continues to excel in the MLS.

The former Spurs striker has hit four goals in his first five appearances for new team, Toronto FC, having acclimatized to the league in expert fashion.

His latest finish though was perhaps his best yet, with the 31-year old riffling in a thunderous effort from the corner of the box in Toronto's 2-0 New York Red Bulls at the weekend.

The effort has since been nominated for the league's Goal of the Week award.

Defoe finds himself behind Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney, and Rickie Lambert in the England reckoning ahead of this summer's tournament and spoke of his frustration at having been overlooked after the game:

"Everyday I wake up, it's still frustrating. It's still baffling that I wasn't selected but you've got to move on," he told reporters.

While happy with his latest goal, he wasn't convinced that the impressive strike would help him find a way onto the plane to Brazil:

"It's not my first goal. I've just continued to do what I do; work hard, stay positive and get my goals," explained Defoe.

Fellow Premier-League ex-pat Luke Moore followed up Defoe's finish, with a stoppage time goal of his own to leave Toronto FC lying seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference.

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