Usain Bolt’s anticipated professional soccer trial took place Thursday and Friday with German giants Borussia Dortmund, and he acquitted himself quite well.
A reported crowd of over 1,400 fans showed up to Dortmund’s Brackel Training Ground to watch Bolt train with several club regulars, including United States star Christian Pulisic, who were not on international duty this week.
The Jamaican legend showcased a bit of flair for the fans by nutmegging an opponent during a keep away drill, and he also scored a goal during a half-field game by heading home a ball lifted forward by German international Mario Gotze.
He later converted a practice penalty kick by sending the keeper the wrong way and calmly chipping a left-footed shot right down the middle.
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He was noticeably winded at the end of Friday’s session, not unexpected for someone who’s trained for explosion rather than endurance for so many years. But he was still light on his feet, demonstrated skill and never looked out of place. How that will impact his chances of signing with Dortmund, or even his dream club Manchester United, remain to be seen.
You can see the full highlights package below. The nutmeg comes at the 25-second mark, the goal at the 38-second mark and the penalty beginning at the 57-second mark:
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Published: 2018-03-23 21:53:38
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