Chicago’s Jalil Anibaba Opens Professional Account with Golazo

This footage is slightly out of focus, but worth wading through in its entirety to see Chicago Fire rookie Jalil Anibaba hit the net from 45 yards to beat the Colorado Rapids in Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup play-in game.

And that first Fire goal, created by new strike partners Diego Chaves and Gaston Puerari, reinforces our hunch that the two Uruguayans are going to be the league’s best foreign signings of 2011. (It also provokes a non-sequitur Seinfeld reference out of one of the announcers, that’s how good it is.)