This video was created by Bob over at The Offside. I started reading their blog since the last world cup where I visited the World Cup Blog so I could stay up to date with the World Cup during work… or during lunch I guess. Anyway, they got a lot of great articles over there and it’s an easy and fast way for me to keep up to date on the soccer world. I don’t have much extra time during my day, and they cover a lot of good news along with special pieces like this video.
Number 5 has that wicked curve action that not only curves side to side, but also that all-to-necessary top to bottom curve that gets it over the wall and into the back of the net.
Number 4 has got some intense vision. If that ball had been hit any slower, with a different ark, or any slight variation he would have looked stupid. Another wasted opportunity. But he had the balls and the vision, along with “un touch” of skill, and got one on the scoreboard.
Number 3 has got some intense curve action. That man pushes the ball to the extreme edge of the frame.
Number 2 is absolutely ridiculous, and it’s from the MLS so I gotta be proud of that. That man demanded a goal from himself. It’s so great because he’s got such force behind the ball and it’s not just curve. A lot of great free kicks are all effect, but this one has some juice behind it. And that last angle is perfect.
Number 1 sets the standard for free kicks everywhere. This man is the master of these things. One of the best things about this is that everyone knew exactly what he was doing. He didn’t take anyone by surprise. Everyone knows what he is capable of and the keeper expects it and still he scores a goal. It’s got distance, it’s got strength, it’s got curve, it’s got balls and it’s got skill. Awesome.
And the soundtrack is awesome to boot. You can check out the original post on The Offside if you’d like.