"It was just a whirlwind. I couldn't believe it came my way. The ball popped up and I thought I'd go for it. I couldn't believe I got the opportunity. It's just an honor."
-- Former Northwestern forward Matt Eliason, who stole the show in Saturday's Messi & Friends vs. the Rest of the World match at Chicago's Soldier Field when he scored on a bicycle kick to beat goalkeeper Tommy Tombridge, another former Wildcat. They were among 10 former or future Wildcats brought in for the game that saw many of the advertised stars pull out. (Chicago Tribune)