The U.S. Shut this Guy Down Last Week

Here’s 20-year-old Belgian attacker Eden Hazard playing for French side Lille on Saturday and lighting up St. Etienne for two goals, the first of which is downright Neymar-esque:

That was pretty sweet. We had to watch it twice to see what he actually did.

U.S. fans can take heart from the fact that Hazard started for Belgium in the Sept 6 friendly in Brussels, played 63 minutes and was held to just one opportunity—when he cut the ball back against a sliding Steve Cherundolo and fired at Tim Howard‘s near post, where the U.S. keeper was waiting to make the save.

Speaking of the U.S., the federation has confirmed an Oct 11 friendly against Ecuador, three days after the Honduras match in Miami. The latter game will take place at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.


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