Quinn Sullivan’s bicycle kick in the 28th minute against Chicago Fire last weekend has been named the MLS Goal of the Week.
First MLS goal was electric.⚡️@QuinnSullivan33 wins #ATTGotW! https://t.co/pXguaKYM1j pic.twitter.com/67NcuRsdKv— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 1, 2021
With the Union trailing 1-0, Sullivan took advantage of being unmarked on a corner kick. Jamiro Monteiro’s cross was met by a Chicago defender who attempted to clear, although it went directly to a lurking Sullivan.
The 17-year old Philadelphia native twisted for the overhead kick, sending the whole league into a frenzy and garnering the No. 2 spot on Saturday’s SportsCenter Top 10 plays.
Good morning. Sports Center Top 10! (Don’t tell him he was beaten out by disc golf, but to be fair, that was a ridiculous shot too). #DOOP pic.twitter.com/vUqQj5Exay— Scott Pugh (@SPugger77) June 27, 2021
Sullivan’s bicycle kick becomes even more impressive considering it came just under a half hour into his first-ever MLS start. The teenager played a total of 61 minutes before being replaced by Daniel Gazdag.
The acrobatic effort was instrumental in earning a road point in Chicago, which keeps the Union at third place in the Eastern Conference. It also marked a second straight Goal of the Week honor after Jakob Glesnes won it last week for his long range equalizer against Atlanta United.
Sullivan’s next chance at a professional start will come on Saturday, when the Union head down south to play Nashville SC at 8 p.m.