You can’t even put into words the absolute perfection employed by Lionel Messi here in the free kick from some 30-yards out. Surely a dagger to the USMNT’s hopes of making it to the Copa America semi-final, Messi the God once again showed the world why he is arguably the best to ever do it when he put Argentina up 2-0 in Houston with this strike. Keeper knew where it was going and still stood no chance.
Heartbreaking for the United States, but at the same time…just beautiful. Astonishing. Marvelous. Magisterial. Every word in the English language that means perfection.