Mike Grella scores fastest goal in MLS history for New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

It's official: Mike Grella etched his name in the MLS record books on Sunday afternoon with his goal just seven seconds into the New York Red Bulls' Eastern Conference clash with the Philadelphia Union (watch video above).

Grella pounced on a wayward pass from Cristian Maidana immediately off the kickoff and streaked down the field before slotting the ball past Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, who got a touch on the shot but couldn't keep it out.

The timing of the goal was confirmed by OPTA, meaning it beat out the previous record of eight seconds, also set in a New York Red Bulls uniform by Tim Cahill almost exactly two years ago, on Oct. 20, 2013.

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