Somewhere along the way Juan Agudelo was dubbed "Swagudelo." On Wednesday, the striker showed why it's a truly fitting nickname.
Just 15 minutes into a playoff game against D.C. United, Kevin Alston sent in a cross from the right flank. Floating across the field, the ball eventually found it's way to Agudelo. Despite being marked by two defenders, the 22-year-old confidently set up and finished a bike kick. It was the type of goal that you need to see to believe.
Besides being an important goal in the New England Revolution's quest to return to the MLS Cup Final, the strike also helped justify head coach Jay Heaps' lineup decisions. When the starting XI was announced, many fans questioned the presence of both Agudelo and Alston. With the Revs taking an early lead in the all-important knockout game, the two MLS veterans have silenced critics, at least temporarily.