I can’t possibly write it better than Ray Hudson can scream it, so:
"Magic! Gahhh! Genius! Magisterial goal of the highest order. A beautiful setup again, there is nothing capricious about it! This midfield is being ravaged, torn apart like confetti!"
Let's ignore the video of Lionel Messi's second goal today for a minute, and just stare at the picture above. That's the world's best left foot plucking a screaming ball out of the air as casually as a frog would an unexpecting fly, or Odell Beckham would a lobbed duck of a pass in pregame warm-ups. How does he make…
Having the world's fanciest dribbler weave past defenders and flick the ball out to the world's best all-around striker, who then chips a pass to the world's best player, who then pokes it past a defender, then past the keeper is a pretty foolproof strategy, it turns out.
A player broadly similar to Lionel Messi might've been what Johan Cruyff imagined Barcelona would produce after implementing his philosophy, but not even the Dutchman could've foreseen this Argentine's specific genius. I mean, try to prevent your jaw from dropping when he merely gets close to scoring:
As you may have heard by now, Landon Donovan, the best American soccer player ever, wasn't selected to the United States men's national team's 23-man World Cup roster. Legendary commentator Ray Hudson is really, really pissed off about that, and so today, he went on The Football Show on SirusXM to talk about it. He…
Uh, yeah. Messi Back.