Quincy Amarikwa made quite the statement to show that the San Jose Earthquakes attack is about way more than just Chris Wondolowski.
Amarikwa gave the Earthquakes a 2-0 lead over the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers Sunday night with an audacious chip from long range, a goal that will certainly be in the mix for goal of the season, even with it just being Week 2.
With time winding down in the first half and on a soggy field, three defenders tried to converge on Amarikwa's run down the right channel. Without hesitation, the 28-year-old forward noticed goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey off his line and chipped a perfect ball from about 35 yards over the leaping Ghanaian and into the upper left-hand corner of the net. His goal doubled San Jose's advantage after Wondolowski scored in the 30th minute for his second goal of the season and 111th of his career–three behind Ante Razov for fourth most in MLS history.
Watch Amariwka's ridiculous goal below:
The praise and awe for Amarikwa's goal poured in immediately: