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Gil scores stunning goal in US U-20's 4-1 loss to Spain

21 June 2:37 pm

Gil scores stunning goal in US U-20's 4-1 loss to Spain

By Sam Stejskal

He didn't get the result he wanted, but Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil had a great game in the U.S. U-20's 4-1 loss to Spain in their FIFA U-20 World Cup opener on Friday, curling in a fantastic goal in the 77th minute and putting in the best performance of any American in the match. 

Gil looked lively throughout, playing numerous gorgeous through balls, making dangerous on-the-ball runs and keeping his composure for the entire 90 minutes. His goal was an absolute thing of beauty, with the 19-year-old Southern California native curling a 24-yard left-footer past Spain's 'keeper and into the top right corner from just left of center. 

Click here to see some (grainy) footage of Luis's goal. We'll try and update with higher quality video as soon as possible.

Update: Not sure how you could've read this far and missed it, but - just in case - check out Luis's goal up above. It's at the 3:37 mark.