You may have read that Aron Jóhannsson scored another two goals – and set up a third – on Sunday morning to lead AZ Alkmaar to a Europa League-clinching 4-1 win over Excelsior on the final day of the Eredivisie season.
You may have also seen that they run his tally to nine goals and three assists for the campaign, which Jóhannsson kicked into late thanks to injury troubles, including four goals and an assist in his last three matches.
But have you seen the goal that started his day?!?!
The Icelandic-American striker hit what might just be the best goal any US national teamer has scored in months, even years, just five minutes into Alkmaar’s win. Viciously punishing a moment of hesitance from Excelsior’s back line, Jóhannsson swiveled to lash a high-bouncing ball into the penalty box with a delightful overhead kick past goalkeeper Jordy Deckers.
Jóhannsson would later dish to teammate Steven Berghuis for AZ’s second and stoop to thump a downward header into the net to complete his brace. But the one everyone will be talking about for days is that blistering bike.