It was always going to be tough for this week’s offering of goals to live up to the selection of the previous week. However, we’ve been dealt a fair share of interesting choices from around Europe from an interesting spectrum of players. We have two World Cup veterans on the scoresheet while a few more obscure players are also worthy of mentioning.
Goal of the Week: Stunners like my daddy
Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: Ian Harkes is likely never playing for the U.S. men’s national team. That doesn’t make his goal for Dundee United this week any less impressive. The son of USMNT legend John Harkes scored an absolute belter at midweek in the Scottish Premiership against St. Mirren.
Some goal from Ian Harkes for Dundee United today. This was his first in the Scottish Premiership since joining Dundee in Jan. 2019. pic.twitter.com/DQZA6273br— The Yank Watch (@TheYankWatch) January 28, 2021
The 24-year-old midfielder had a cup of coffee with the U.S. U-20s several years ago but has never really been on the national team’s radar. He moved to Scotland from D.C. United in 2019 where he’s appeared 62 times. This is his third goal since joining the club and what a fantastic effort it was.
IT’S JOHN BROOKS
It’s John Brooks.
Julian Green is red hot
Everyone’s favorite prodigy-turned-underdog scored twice this week, giving him a three-match goalscoring streak and seven total goals on the season. He even earned himself a mention from Gregg Berhalter as players who could be deserving of a call-up that he hasn’t looked at yet.
Julian Green is on , scoring in his third straight game, giving him five goals in 10 matches. His Furth side is also back in the promotion zone.— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) January 29, 2021
Green’s case for a #USMNT call-up in March (and his first call-up from Gregg Berhalter) keeps getting stronger. pic.twitter.com/Z1zLvyjiPt
Note: Chris Durkin also scored his first goal of the season in Belgium for Sint-Truidense but there’s no footage available as far as I could find.