The MLS Generation adidas team opened its tour of the Netherlands with a 4-2 loss to the Ajax reserves yesterday in Amsterdam, but pay attention to the 1:55 mark in the highlights clip below, when 18-year-old Texan Omar Salgado picks up the ball in midfield.
The lanky Vancouver Whitecaps youngster launches a dazzling run, beating seven Ajax players before the ball falls to Red Bulls striker Corey Hertzog, who laces it inside the near post to make it 2-2.
Salgado’s flourish almost makes up for the shoddy GA defending and lopsided result. Almost.
Take a look (again, the magic starts 1:55 in):
(By the way, Ajax—best kits in soccer? Best kits in soccer.)
The GA side returns to action on Tues, Dec 13, against Volendam.