Dillon Serna is a name that Major League Soccer fans are just hearing about, but the Colorado Rapids youngster made himself known to a much larger audience this weekend after an incredible 30-yard volley.
Playing against DC United on Sunday at RFK Stadium, with his team down 1-0, Serna turned in a Goal of the Year candidate to level the scoring.
In the 50th minute, the 20-year-old Serna ran onto a ball headed back toward D.C.'s goal and unleashed a left-footed blast without hesitation.
With United goalkeeper and MLS All-Star Bill Hamid off his line, Serna's looping volley from at least 30 yards out stunned the crowd and opponent to get the Rapids on the board, and he celebrated in style, with a picture-perfect backflip.
You can watch the wonder strike below thanks to MLS' official YouTube channel...
The shock was short-lived, as D.C. went onto win 4-2, dealing the Rapids a setback in the playoff race while strengthening its own postseason credentials, but the highlight of the night went to the precocious Serna, who has three goals and three assists already on the season and is making a big impression Stateside in what is only his second season in professional football.
The youngster had a year of football under his belt at the University of Akron, where he notched two goals and eight assists as a freshman. While the goal against D.C drew the eyes of fans across the world, Serna himself will be more bothered about wether it raised the eyebrow of US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
Serna has made nine appearances for the US under-20 side and will be hoping to make a step up to the big time sooner rather than later. Who knows, perhaps he can be the next DeAndre Yedlin and make a big Premier League move.
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