USA's Tyler Boyd Scores First Goal for Besiktas

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Tyler Boyd had two individual accomplishments to celebrate on Thursday.

The U.S. men's national team winger was called in for Concacaf Nations League games vs. Canada and Cuba earlier in the day, and he scored his first goal for Besiktas later on in the Turkish side's Europa League match vs. Sporting Braga.

Boyd displayed some slick footwork on the goal, cutting back on his defender before finishing from inside the box.

Unfortunately for Besiktas, Sporting Braga pulled away from there, leaving the club without a point through four Europa League games and ensuring that it will not go through to the knockout stage.

For Boyd, at least, there's a silver lining, one that comes during a season in which playing time hasn't been a given. Boyd last appeared in league play on Sept. 29 after being a regular starter early in the season, and he was a spectator in the Europa League in the first two matches of group play.

Perhaps his goal earns him more playing time going forward, with Besiktas locked in a congested battle in the top half of the Super Lig, in which the top nine teams are separated by just four points.