VIDEO: Cicerone scores another screamer in college soccer

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Russell Cicerone is a top talent in collegiate soccer.

And goals like this will continue to enhance his reputation.

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Cicerone, a junior midfielder at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB to most people), trained with the Columbus Crew over the offseason and scored for their reserve squad, making a positive impression in Major League Soccer circles.

The video below shows the Michigan native hammering in a stupendous free kick from over 35-yards out in UB’s 4-2 win over city rivals Canisius on Wednesday.

And just in case his name rings a bell, he is the same Russell Cicerone who scored an overtime winner from the halfway line last season to end a game in dramatic fashion. Take another look at that, here. 

It’s safe to say we will be seeing a lot more of this kid at the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, and beyond.

WATCH: College game ends with 58-yard double overtime kickoff strike


Sometimes the news happens real close to home.

I was watching Friday’s home opener at my alma mater, the University at Buffalo, when midfielder Russell Cicerone kicked off the second overtime of a match against Bryant University in style.

Cicerone, a sophomore from Michigan, darted into the center circle and lashed a 58-yard bullet over the head of the unsuspecting Bulldogs keeper.

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It was the second goal of the night for Cicerone, the reigning Mid American Conference newcomer of the year.

In the interest of full disclosure, Russell played for FC Buffalo, the National Premier Soccer League club I work with, last summer. But surely you won’t deny the view-worthiness of the goal (especially given the stage and the, well, guts it takes to have that rip).