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Video: First goal of 2011 MLS season is a good one, courtesy of the Galaxy’s Juninho

March 15, 2011

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First goal of the 2011 season is a gem from the Galaxy's Juninho

Here’s your obligatory video of the first goal of the 2011 MLS season (after the jump). Lucky for us, it happens to be a damn good one.

The Seattle Sounders and 36,000-plus faithful played host to David Beckham, Landon Donovan and the rest of the L.A. Galaxy Tuesday night, kicking off the 2011 MLS season live on ESPN’s “MLS First Kick 2011” special.

Unfortunately, it was a pretty drab match until the Galaxy’s 22-year old Brazilian midfielder, Juninho, blasted this screamer past Kasey Keller in the 58th minute to give L.A. a 1-0 lead. The goal would prove to be the difference in the match. Fairly nice start to the season, I’d say.

Curiously enough, Juninho actually claimed “Goal of the Week” honors last season at the Sounders’ expense, and it won’t be surprising if this strike garners the same attention.  Hopefully a sign of things to come for Major League Soccer this season and beyond.

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