Must-See Goal: Motaz Salhani

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41 Responses to Must-See Goal: Motaz Salhani

  1. TomM says:

    The Jordanian Andres Cantor?

    • LeaveAReply says:

      that was effing crazy. best goal i have ever seen!

      • LeaveAReply says:

        on second thought, that cannot be real. This has to be a doctored video. I mean, the guy making the actual assist is falling towards the ground when he lightly deflects it to the other guy who then scorpion kicks in from 30 yrds out. Thats a one in a million goal…cant be real

        • Wrighteous says:

          It is real. But I seriously doubt it was a shot on goal. It was most likely a fluke. The player was just trying to flick the ball on to himself with his heel, he misplayed it — into the goal.

        • fischy says:

          Also, if you look at the team’s supporters’ website, there’s an article telling fans how to distribute the video of the goal and it’s dated three days before the game was played.

          Totally staged. No doubt to distract attention from events in Syria.

    • Nate Dollars says:

      syrian. (no, i didn’t know off the top of my head. yes, i checked wikipedia. and yes, it already has a paragraph about this goal :) )

  2. SoccerSchool says:

    prime time. he was looking for it all the way which makes it that much cooler.

    • iggy says:

      doesnt seem to me like he was thinking of chipping the keeper like that, but just was trying to knock himself in behind with the scorpion flick, and really just got all of it. That’s a heck of a highlight either way though

  3. Nate Dollars says:

    good god

  4. MemRook says:

    Instant classic. One in a million. Going in the archives. More cliches. All true.

  5. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    Hold my beer…

  6. Hopper says:

    He’s gettin laid tonight.

  7. AcidBurn says:

    The contest is over. Motaz Salhani wins the internet.

  8. run says:

    Ha! That’s ridiculous fun.

  9. PSU says:

    I don’t think people will be questioning whether this one should be on here as a must-see

  10. KungFuSoccer says:

    Absolutely not what he intended to do. Still awesome and incredible goal. +50% awesomeness for the hyperenthusiastic arabic commentary. Please come and do the play by play for MLS.

  11. shawn says:

    no no no no no no that didnt happen

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  13. Brett says:

    Take note, THIS is a must see goal. No way he intended to score with the flick, but that doesn’t diminish it, IMO.

  14. MLSatlanta says:

    I don’t see why so many people are saying he didn’t mean to do it. Have any of you tried to do this before? In order to generate enough power to score right there he didn’t just flop his leg up and hope for the best. Yes, he was extremely lucky to pull it off and not just completely wiff but that doesn’t mean he didnt have the goal in mind.

    • Expat4455 says:

      Very true ML, since the keeper came out a flick would have gone in front of the keeper. He must have seen where the keeper was, therefor it had to be much more than a flick. imo, he saw a chance to fly one over the keeper and score the goal. And he did. Fantastic.

  15. Raymon says:

    He can find the USA on a map. Cap him!

  16. SilverRey says:

    I think it’s hilarious the defender came back to give the keeper grief!

  17. smartestonthepitch says:

    something odd here, the speed of the backward kick is not consistent with other motion and the goal is very wide?

    • Edmondo says:

      Nope. The goal does not seem wider than normal to me. Additionally, I can see the ball traveling like that if he received a ball with pace (which he did). I have seen fluke goals (or almost goals before). This one of them. For example, years ago, a former teammate of mine tried to flick a ball over his head (with his heel/sole) with enough power to one-time a power volley while running at full speed. Kinda like this guy (ball was behind him) and sent with pace, he mishit the ball with his heel but still had enough power it volleyed into goal. He was good player (good enough to play solid D1, but he admitted he never meant it).

    • Adam says:

      It was a great legit goal.

  18. Ivan says:

    Duuude, this was a special special goal…whether he meant it or not, wow, just wow!

  19. Mo says:

    If it was Zlatan nobody would be calling it a fluke

    • DCLee says:

      Agreed. Special goal and I believe he meant it. Could he score that type of goal if you gave him 100 more chances to do it? Probably only once or twice but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t have the intention to do that with that shot and he pulled it off! Amazing GOLAZO!!