Watch this Stunning Goal!
Down a goal to a very strong Union Sacramento team with only 10 minutes remaining in regulation, Hector Sanchez sent a beautiful ball from distance into the box where Christian Garcia, positioned just inside the 18 and with his back to goal, took the ball off his chest and spun and drove a stunning left-footed (his opposite foot) volley out of the air and into the net. Great technique and great goal awareness from a very special player and a really special kid. "After the game even the referees came up to me buzzing about the goal. From the perfect delivery by Hector Sanchez to the touch and composure of Christian's finish, it was the goal of the weekend,” says Greg Morris, Head Coach of Christian’s Cal Odyssey U15 Boys Red Team.
The goal finished off a great comeback from 2 goals down in the first half and earned our U15 Boys Red team a point against a very talented team. “We all worked hard and kept fighting, from our keeper all the way up to our forwards, we all did what we had to do and came out with a great result over what was a great weekend for our team,” says Christian Garcia, midfielder for Cal Odyssey's U15 boys red team.
Christian’s goal was voted one of the best of the weekend at the NorCal NPL Boys Spring Showcase and held a special place on the NPL Showcase recap video featured on NorCal’s website.
The future is bright for Christian Garcia:
- Christian was recently invited by US Soccer to their US Market Training Center
- During 2015 Christian was selected for the NorCal IDP team, an elite group of players selected for a trip to Mexico for a week’s worth of matches against international competition
- During the 2015/16 season Christian, a true U15 player, regularly played up 2 age groups with Odyssey’s U17 boys
Way to go, Christian!