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Ten days ago, Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Marcel Schäfer claimed the No. 2 spot on the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 with a blistering finish against FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium.
On Saturday night, his teammate Deshorn Brown went one better.
Brown’s spectacular bicycle-kick finish claimed the No. 1 spot in the Top 10, and also proved the game-winning goal against the Richmond Kickers at Al Lang Stadium as the Rowdies claimed their fourth win of the season.
“I like doing bicycle kicks and today was a chance for me to do it,” said Brown after the game. “I made up my mind to go for it and got the goal.”
Brown’s bicycle kick isn’t the first from the 2017 USL season to land the top spot in SportsCenter’s Top 10 this season. On April 11 it was OKC Energy FC’s Miguel Gonzalez strike against Sacramento Republic FC at Taft Staidum that earned the honor.
With the USL Goal of the Month competition coming up next week, there’s going to be some serious competition for which of the standout tallies notched in April will claim top spot.