Unbelievable things are bound to happen when Major League Soccer is underway. The same happened in the Texas Derby on Saturday. Houston Dynamo and Austin FC were up against each other to prove a point. And things got quickly escalated as Dynamo's Sebastian Ferreira opened the scoring in the first five minutes of the play.
But the first goal of the match coming so early was not the talking point. The way in which Ferreira scored the goal was what made headlines. The Houston Dynamo forward produced an effort of ages to bring the only goal for his team in the fifth minute of the play. Ferreira hit the back of the nets from the halfway line to leave everyone open-mouthed at the stadium.
The 24-year-old perfectly executed a goal that requires a good amount of confidence and vision to catch the keeper out from that distance. Austin pushed forward and their goalkeeper Brad Stuver also ventured out of his own box to support. But Ferreira somehow managed to get control of the ball and attempted a goal from the halfway line after seeing the goalkeeper out and about.
The ball went flying towards the goal post. Stuver made an attempt to save and even got a hand on it but could not complete the save. Adding insult to injury, Stuver ended up being subbed from the match as he suffered a right knee laceration while diving from the shot.
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Houston Dynamo suffer defeat
Although Sebastian Ferreira made headlines for his outrageous goals, he could not see his team finishing on the right side of the game. Houston Dynamo failed to capitalize on the start provided by Ferreira and lost the game 1-2. For Austin FC Daniel Pereira and Sebastian Driussi scored a goal each in the 39th and 66th minute, respectively. Both teams will once again meet on 13 July.