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In the clip of the award-winning goal, above, Mexico’s Tecatito puts on a clinic of footwork as he effortlessly charges past several opposing players from Venezuela’s team to score the game-tying goal in a pivotal Copa América match.
It certainly made this fan go nuts:
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But was it really the Goal of the Year? Before you mention someone from South America or Europe, remember that only players from CONCACAF were eligible for the award.
The runner up was Eduardo Herrera of Pumas (Mexico), who scored with an impressive bicycle kick.
— CONCACAF (@CONCACAF) August 19, 2016
The other runner up for CONCACAF’s Goal of the Year was Alexander Larin of Alianza FC (El Salvador), with this free kick against New York Red Bulls.
Though the game eventually ended in a draw, Larin’s amazing kick for Alianza FC would have been a highlight in any game.