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WEIR GOAL A CERTAIN CONTENDER FOR GOAL OF THE YEAR

FC Wichita has a knack for finding players that can score the most amazing goals. Those players aren’t strikers or even midfielders.

Defender Kevin Ten Eyck scored a golazo on July 12, 2015 against the Fort Worth Vaqueros, a strike that earned him the 2015 Staples Make More Happen Goal of the Year and over 138,000 views on YouTube.

 

Goalkeeper Mark Weir got himself into the 2016 Staples Make More Happen Goal of the Year race with a strike from 115 yards out in a 3-0 win over Shreveport Rafters FC just two days ago.

 

The Scottish keeper is not unfamiliar with the spotlight, having spent time with Rangers FC, Kilmarnock FC, and the Scotland U-16, U-17, and U-19 national teams.  Weir would also play two years at the semi-professional level in Scotland, winning a league title and making the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Weir then came to the U.S. to pursue his education and play for Tennessee’s Bethel University.  He helped lead the Wildcats to two conference championships, earning the 2015 Goalkeeper of the Year award in the process. He left Bethel with two individual records: a single season record for saves (86) and a single game record for saves (15).

Weir’s goal has literally made headlines around the world and we’ve included some of those links below:

Fox Sports

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/goalie-goal-mark-weir-fc-wichita-shreveport-rafters-fc-national-premier-soccer-league-070716

CBS Sports

http://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/watch-a-goalkeeper-scores-a-clutch-magical-goal-from-his-own-penalty-box/

ESPN

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=16872444

FourFourTwo

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/news/watch-npsl-goalkeeper-scores-over-100-yards-out-punt?utm_m_medium=t&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Deadspin

https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/751143068829622272

 

The Sun (UK)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/1411774/goalkeeper-mark-weir-scores-a-115-yard-goal-from-inside-his-own-penalty-box/?CMP=spklr-_-Editorial-_-TWITTER-_-TheSunFootball-_-20160708-_-Football-_-512019299

ALT 107.3

https://twitter.com/Alt1073Wichita/status/751128103594762241

KWCH 12

http://www.kwch.com/content/sports/FC-Wichita-advances-to-semis-with-3-0-win-385785911.html

The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/latest-news/article88206352.html

Learn how to nominate your favorite goal for the 2016 Staples Make More Happen Goal of the Year by visiting our awards page!

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