Former All Whites winger Tyler Boyd has scored an outstanding goal for his LA Galaxy side in their MLS derby against Los Angeles FC, known as ‘El Trafico’ after the traffic congestion fans experience.
Tauranga-born Boyd (28) thrilled the 25,000 crowd with two moments of brilliance, in a three-minute spell.
First, he wrong-footed the LAFC defence with a stepover and shot from outside the area, forcing a corner.
Three minutes later, he scored a stunner from 38 metres when he picked up possession in midfield, lost his marker with a clever turn and struck the ball hard and high into the net.
Galaxy lost the game 3-2.
Main photo: Tyler Boyd is congratulated by Galaxy teammates after his 41st-minute goal.
Watch Boyd’s skills
Here are both of Boyd’s plays, back to back:
Boyd joined the Californian club this year after making 275 senior appearances for clubs in New Zealand, Portugal and Turkey.
He became a free agent in late 2022 when he and Turkish Süper Lig side Beşiktaş J.K. mutually agreed to end his contract.
Boyd played age-group football for New Zealand’s U-20 side and for the All Whites before switching allegiance to the United States national team, courtesy of an American mother. He has ten caps for the US national team.
Boyd played youth football for Melville United and Waikato FC before spending three years with the Wellington Phoenix.