Goal of the day: Emilio Rentería (Crew) vs Sounders | inside World Soccer

Columbus Crew striker Emilio Rentería broke his goal drought in style as his wonderstrike wrapped up a 2-0 victory at the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night.

Columbus Crew forward Emilio Rentería kicks the ball to score against Seattle Sounders
Columbus Crew forward Emilio Rentería kicks the ball to score against Seattle Sounders

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The visitors took an early lead when Justin Meram headed a left-footed cross from Dilly Duka in the 15th minute.

Rentería then sealed the victory for the Crew with a sublime effort 14 minutes from time.

After Seattle gave the ball away in their own half, the Venezuelan quickly fired a shot from 30 yards out that curved over the outstretched arms of Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith.

Meredith, who was a bit too far off his line, was able to get a touch on the shot, but not enough to keep the ball from finding the back of the net.

It had been 670 minutes of personal action since Rentería, the Crew's leading returning scorer from last season, had netted a goal dating to last year.

"I saw the goalie outside the goal and decided to chip the ball in," Rentería said after the game.

"It's not something I do every time, I like to shoot more. In that situation I thought I could score and I did."



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