Dillon Serna
Colorado Rapids midfielder, Dillon Serna celebrates with teammates during an MLS game. Serna scored what could be the "goal of the year" on Monday against DC United Reuters

In such a low scoring sport like soccer, rarely do we see goals that one could categorize as “the goal of the year,” let alone two potential “goal of the year” candidates on the same day. However, that’s exactly what we saw on Monday from German striker, Fabian Klos and MLS’s Colorado Rapids star, Dillon Serna. Ironically, both goals were scored just hours apart and are equally spectacular.

Klos who plays for Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga, scored the second goal of the match in an eventual win for his team. The goal, which can be seen in the video below, came in 57th minute after a corner kick that surprisingly was sent nowhere near the goal, but to the outside of the box. Perhaps Klos’s teammate knew what the 26-year-old striker was capable of from long distance as it surprised everyone on the pitch who was setting up for a set piece. Klos took the volley a la Zidande or most recently Tim Cahill at the World Cup, and sent a rocket shot to the top corner of the net.

Unlike Klos, Colorado Rapids midfielder, Dillon Serna did not leave the pitch with a victory on Monday. His consolation however, was perhaps the goal of the year in the MLS, and maybe in the world for that matter as well. The Rapids have had little to cheer about this season, as they currently sit 7th in the Western Conference and on the outside looking in for the MLS Cup playoffs.

Serna led a break away after his teammate headed a free kick forward about 20 yards. Serna outran four DC United defenders to the ball where he shot off a bounce from over 30 yards out directly over the outstretched arms of DC United’s goalie and into the back of the net. If the speed, power and accuracy of the shot were not impressive enough, Serna capped the whole thing off with a double back flip!

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