Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Amateur Matt Eliason steals show vs. Messi & Friends
by Samuel Charles, July 7th, 2013 10:42PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Matt Eliason's incredible overhead kick on an entry pass from Thierry Henry gave the current GE Capital analyst, and leading scorer in Northwestern University history, the thrill of a lifetime in Lionel Messi's charity game.

Messi did OK for himself with four goals in a 9-6 victory in the Chicago edition of his Messi & Friends vs. The Rest of the World charity tour, and several other Northwestern players were used to fill out thin rosters, but a bike kick by an Illinois native was the highlight.

Eliason played his last game for the Wildcats in 2010, he was invited to the 2011 MLS combine but couldn’t catch on, although he clearly hasn’t forgotten what to do with the ball once he touches it, getting congratulations from Florent Malouda and Henry for his incredible goal.

With only one chance to be on the same field with Leo Messi and Thierry Henry, hard to bring home a memory better than this ...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
This is how you score from 90 yards     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] SC Paderborn 07, playing its first season ever in Bundesliga 1, finds itself ...
Quick Arsenal blitz drops Guzan's Aston Villa    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The unbeaten start of Brad Guzan's Aston Villa to the English Premier League season ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] No. 7 New Mexico had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Drexel before ...
Wooten scores second late winner in two weeks    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] German-American Andrew Wooten scored his second game-winning goal in two games to lead Sandhausen ...
Dempsey teams up again with XO    
[VIDEO PICK: Music] The FIFA 15 release party in New York featured its cover boy, Clint ...
New and the old square off in semifinals    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] Two first-year clubs -- Sacramento Republic FC and La Galaxy II -- and ...
Attention on battle for first place -- and fourth    
[NASL: Fall Week 11] First place will be on the line Saturday when the San Antonio ...
Nasco nightmare gives RSL Rocky Mountain Cup    
[MLS: Friday] Joe Nasco, the former Georgia police officer who made his MLS debut this summer ...
Riquelme still brilliant at 36     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has always been one of the most delightful ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives