USL Makes SportsCenter With Ridiculous First-Time Strike From Inside Own Half

Hartford Athletic’s Conor McGlynn scored the weekend’s best goal.

Hartford Athletic put the beatdown on New York Red Bulls II in USL Championship play on Saturday night, winning 7-0 despite only holding a 1-0 advantage up until first half stoppage time.

The pick of the bunch was scored by 22-year-old American midfielder Conor McGlynn, who lobbed Anthony Marcucci from deep inside his own half to put Hartford up 5-0 in the 59th minute.

It’s rare that goals from the half-way line actually occur inside the goalscorer’s own half, and it’s even more wild that it was a first-time effort from McGlynn after Hartford had secured possession.

The goal was understandably picked up by SportsCenter.

Here are all seven goals for your viewing pleasure.