NYCFC's Tommy McNamara opened the scoring for the 2016 MLS season, and he did so in spectacular fashion.
McNamara curled a right-footed beauty into the upper right-hand corner of the goal to put NYCFC up 1-0 over the Chicago Fire with the league's opening tally. McNamara, a cult hero of sorts who had five goals and three assists for NYCFC last season while returning from a torn ACL, scored 10 minutes into his 2016.
It was negated soon after by Razvan Cocis, bringing Chicago even at 1-1, only for Tony Taylor to restore NYCFC's edge and Khiry Shelton to add another in an action-filled first half (the Fire's defense, meanwhile, will want to burn the game film).
Watch McNamara's golazo, which kicked it all off: