Before I roll out my picks for the Top-10 Texas soccer stories from 2017 next week, I will share a few of Texas Soccer Journal’s favorites from the past year over the next few days.
First up-Favorite Texas goal, save and comeback of 2017:
Favorite goal (s):
FC Dallas Kellyn Acosta’s one-touch against Arabe Unido (February 23) and free kick against Pachuca (March 15) during the ScotiaBank CONCACAF Champions League knock-out rounds in Frisco.
Houston Dynamo’s Tyler Deric’s MLS Save of the Week to deny the same Kellyn Acosta in the first Texas Derby match of the year (May 29).
Favorite comeback victory:
Steven McCarthy’s stoppage-time (90+3) goal capped a late San Antonio FC comeback from a goal down to defeat first place Real Monarchs in Salt Lake City. I was watching this match on the USL streaming service while in Santiago, Chile (the internet is marvelous) and it was definitely worth the late night. The comeback starts at 2:10 into the video below (September 2):