If you haven’t seen it by now, you’re missing out: Ricardo Velazco, the Real Monarchs standout attacker, scored another of his trademark goals from the edge of the box, catching a goalkeeper out of position.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at Velazco’s goals for Real Monarchs this year. I did try to sort this by some sort of relative quality, but you know what? They’re all fantastic. You should watch each of them. Let’s just go from most recent to furthest back, shall we?
Sept. 3: Real Monarchs vs. Tulsa Roughnecks
This wasn’t the only chance Velazco had on Saturday: In fact, in the 8th minute, he hit the crossbar from only slightly closer than this goal.
.@velazco_gol crushes it from distance into the upper corner and ties it up for @RealMonarchs #SLCvTUL pic.twitter.com/CmVFU8L6SO— USL (@USL) September 4, 2016
July 6: Real Monarchs vs. Sacramento Republic
UNREAL finish by @velazco_gol for @RealMonarchs ⚽️ #SACvSLC #USL (Vine by @USL) https://t.co/wspMaZOzSQ— hunter bue (@hunterbue) July 7, 2016
June 11: Real Monarchs vs. Sacramento Republic
May 29: Real Monarchs vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 2
Finally, let’s end on an assist — here’s a great one. this kid can really pass.
Aug. 1: Real Monarchs vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2, Andrew Brody goal
.@Brody_Andrew with the nice touch to put @RealMonarchs on the board vs @SoundersFC2! ⚽️ #SEAvSLC pic.twitter.com/xpu03gNTEj— USL (@USL) August 2, 2016