In basketball it’s the ’360 dunk’. In football it’s the punt return for a touchdown. Both are pretty rare to see, but maybe soccer has the most elusive highlight play of all. This acrobatic attack is only used by a few, but loved by all. Continue reading
A traditional goal in soccer is scored by capitalizing on a well placed pass and burying the shot in the net. Facing forward. Standing up. No surprises. This type of goal, however, is anything but traditional.
“[The] Bicycle kick is pretty much the coolest play you can do in soccer,” said midfielder Jace Green. “You just throw you legs back and pretty much almost do a back flip…and you kick the ball in kind of a bicycle kick motion.”
In the Cougar’s most recent home game, fans and teammates gasped as Colby Bauer attempted the attacking play.
“Oh man…I’m still dreaming about that. I uh…I had the opportunity. It just popped up. And I saw it and I thought, ‘This is mine. I’m taking it.’ and I go up for it
And I’m in mid air, and Bryson heads it comes and heads it out from under my foot. Not to blame Bryson, but I felt like I coulda’ had it.”
Bauer said that for him, the bike just happened. But midfielder Mike Moreno said it was something he saw when he was younger and immediately wanted to try out.
“When I was fourteen, fifteen…you start doing tricks…start learning different things. You see people do that and you start practicing. Get your chance in the game.”
So pay close attention at the next game because if you blink, you just might miss it. The Cougars take on Mesa State in their final pre-season home game on April 28th at South Field.