July 9, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. - There is still plenty of buzz surrounding former Northwestern men's soccer player Matt Eliason and his amazing bicycle-kick goal at the Messi & Friends exhibition match last Saturday in Chicago.
In less than three days, the YouTube video of his goal has surpassed two million views, countless national and even international publications have picked up his story and he was the No. 1 play on SportsCenter's Top 10 on July 6. In fact, Eliason mentioned to MLSSoccer.com (see podcast below) that he heard he was on the front page of Macedonia's biggest newspaper.
Below is just a glimpse of the coverage Eliason and the 'Cats have received over the last few days.
NUsports.com: Wildcats Shine with Messi & Friends at Soldier Field
VIDEO: Eliason No. 1 Play on ESPN's SportsCenter
ESPN's Pardon The Interruption: Impressed by Bicycle Kick?
MLSSoccer.com: ExtraTime Radio Podcast with Eliason (49th minute)
The Wall Street Journal: The Northwestern Alum Who Showed Up Messi
ESPNFC: Ex-Northwestern U. player steals show at "Messi & Friends" with exquisite overhead kick
Yahoo's ThePostGame.com: Amateur Steals Show at Messi's Soccer Game
MSN.com: Eliason, Financial Analyst, Scores Goal Against Pros in Lionel Messi Charity Soccer Match
NESN.com: Amateur Soccer Player Eliason Light's Up Lionel Messi's Charity Game with Sensational Bicycle-Kick Goal
The Sun: Amateur Stuns Messi with Wondergoal
Huffington Post: Eliason Scores Bicycle Kick Goal During Lionel Messi Charity Game
Chicago Tribune: Messi's All-Stars Prevail at Soldier Field
Chicago Tribune Photos: Messi & Friends at Soldier Field
Chicago Sun-Times: NU great Eliason scores highlight-reel goal in Messi game
Chicago Sun-Times Photo Gallery
Associated Press: Messi & Friends Recap
Daily Herald: Messi visits, but Lombard's Eliason puts on a show at soccer match
The Score: Amateur upstages Messi and friends with spectacular overhead kick
NBCSports.com: Lionel Messi upstaged by financial analyst's fantastic bicycle-kick
BigTenNetwork.com: NU Products Play in Messi & Friends Exhibition
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