Video: Golazo alert from an Atlanta United academy stud


We’ve seen Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s introduction into MLS with an absolute scorcher from distance, but this Atlanta United talent may have the veteran superstar beat.

Atlanta academy forward James Brighton unleashed a violent strike from nearly midfield during Sunday’s 5-1 win over Kendall SC, while also completing a brace in the match.

Brighton took a single touch around the halfway line, before picking his head up and launching a lofted shot from over 50 yards out.

This is the same academy that has quickly seen talents like Andrew Carlton, George Bello and Chris Goslin break out with Atlanta’s senior and USL sides, as well as on the international level with the U.S. youth national teams.

Perhaps if Brighton keeps this up, he’ll be included in the list of next generation successes for the club.