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Amateur Scores Incredible Bicycle Kick in Messi Charity Game [VIDEO]: Daily Soccer Report

Matt Eliason Amateur Scores Incredible Bicycle Kick in Messi Charity Game [VIDEO]: Daily Soccer Report

An amateur soccer player, who was brought in to make up the numbers due to a large number of stars dropping out of the Messi & Friends charity game, scored an absolutely incredible bicycle kick yesterday that you have to see to believe.

Thierry Henry chipped a free kick into the box for former college player (and now financial analyst) Matt Eliason to chest the ball before smacking it into the net with a beautiful overhead kick in front of a large crowd in Chicago.

While Eliason continues work as a financial analyst, he’s been practicing playing soccer in the hopes that he can sign a professional contract with a club. So how was this guy overlooked by MLS?!

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4 Responses to Amateur Scores Incredible Bicycle Kick in Messi Charity Game [VIDEO]: Daily Soccer Report

  1. Flyvanescence says:

    Overlooked by MLS probably forbeing too technical and not physical/athletic enough.

  2. Tony Butterworth says:

    That was great. I love the way he got a hug from Henry, Malouda etc. On the field can be a great leveler at times.

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