SI Staff
Monday August 18th, 2014

Dillon Serna is a name that should likely be on U.S. men's national team fans' radars anyway given his rising status in the youth national team program. Sunday night he ensured he'd have a bit more exposure by taking matters into his own left foot.

With Colorado trailing D.C. United 1-0 in Sunday night's match at RFK Stadium, Serna turned in a Goal of the Year candidate to level the score at the time. Serna, a 20-year-old Homegrown Player and University of Akron product, ran onto a ball headed back toward D.C.'s goal and then unleashed a left-footed blast without hesitation. With D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid off his line, Serna's looping volley from about 30 yards stunned the crowd and opponent to get the Rapids on the board, and he celebrated in style, with a picture-perfect backflip.

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The shock was short-lived, as D.C. went onto win 4-2, dealing the Rapids a setback in the playoff race while strengthening its own postseason credentials, but the highlight of the night went to the precocious Serna, who has three goals and three assists on the season.

Watch the incredible volley below:

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