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Djimi Traoré Scores 30-Yard Wonder Goal (VIDEO)

13/03/2013 11:06 GMT | Updated 13/03/2013 13:04 GMT

Djimi Traoré was such a bad player he once executed an awful Cruyff turn on his own goal-line to send Liverpool crashing out of the FA Cup at Burnley in 2005. Fast-forward eight years, and he is belting one in from 30 yards for MLS side Seattle Sounders... and it's in the right end.

The 33-year-old lit up the Sounders' CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final clash with Tigres with a sensational strike that cannoned in off the crossbar. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, we don't know the scientific explanation, but the crossbar always makes it good. And Seattle progressed 3-2 on aggregate.

A member of Liverpool's 2005 Champions League-winning squad, Traoré, at 33, is further proof that American soccer is still, seven years after David Beckham arrived, football's grand retirement home. Mikaël Silvestre plays for Portland Timbers...