Thanks, Clint Dempsey, for sparking a welcome YouTube run of Cristiano Ronaldo highlight videos.
That’s El Fenomeno, the Brazilian legend, we’re talking about.
USA captain Dempsey led his nation to a 2-0 friendly win over Panama on the weekend, grabbing the headlines with a top-class 40th international goal.
Dempsey’s glorious step-over and finish completely bamboozled the Panama ‘keeper, reminiscent of Ronaldo’s best work.
The strike immediately inspired memories of the Selecao striker’s 15th World Cup against Ghana at Germany 2006.
Teammate Michael Bradley’s mind-boggling ‘Olimpico’ goal to open the scoring for the United States wasn’t short on quality either, if a little more unintentional.