If you’ve been around the sport of soccer for a decent amount of time there’s a good chance you’ve see David Beckham’s iconic goal from the halfway line against Wimbeldon in 1996. Becks has scored some memorable goals in his career, but when you Google “Beckham goal,” the first response that pops up is that goal.
There’s no telling if Atlanta United U-16 attacker Jackson Conway has seen that goal or not, but you can bet he will be alerted of it after basically replicating it on Friday against the Philadelphia Union in the Generation adidas Cup.
Here’s a look at the goal:
From half field? Why not.— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) October 10, 2016
What a GOAL from @AcademyATLUTD player, Jackson Conway #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/zYCxSKnQDS
Atlanta United are a perfect 3-0 in their first ever Generation adidas Cup at the U-17 level after beating the Union, D.C. United, and New York Redbulls.
There were surely some good goals by several Atlanta youngsters, but Conway’s audacious strike from the halfway line has to be the best. While it may not have flown in directly like Beckham’s, but it still counts the same. What a goal!