We’ve often thought about the similarities between golf and soccer. In both games, players drive the ball, curl it, and chip it—and the act of putting in golf is comparable to the basic side-foot pass in soccer (in fact, the coach at our first soccer camp used that very analogy to teach us basic passing technique).
The comparison cropped up again when we saw this clip of former LA Galaxy transfer target and Brazilian legend Ronaldinho casually executing soccer’s version of a draw—curling the ball and imparting enough spin to score from behind the goal.
Check it out:
He gets bonus points on the last two for one-timing a moving ball and still accomplishing the feat.