Bicycle kick assist? Not sure if I’ve ever seen this before. The bicycle kick assist is not something you see. LA Galaxy forward Dejan Joveljic with the bicycle kick through ball to Efrain Alvarez. Overall it was just a super sub performance by Joveljic. Who will surely not be a substitute for much longer for the LA Galaxy.
Not only did Joveljic pull off the bicycle kick assist but he had a hand in all four goals. With a smooth back heel layoff pass to Chicharito score. The two seemed to have a good understanding of one another. And he scored himself with a scoop shot over the Austin FC keeper. But it was the over head pass from half field that people will be talking about for a while. Whoever had a hand in scouting and signing Joveljic for the LA Galaxy should get a raise.
See the bicycle kick assist by Joveljic below. In many ways it’s Ibrahimovic like.
Dejan’s bicycle kick assist 🤯 pic.twitter.com/Et4GHDgtwQ
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Here’s a good summary of why Joveljic should now start for the LA Galaxy:
Greg Vanney inserted Dejan Joveljić in the 57th minute and the rest is history. Within 7 (!!!!) minutes the forward assisted and scored. By the end of the game, he became the first substitute in MLS history to contribute to four goals. And he had the audacity to do it with a bicycle kick assist. He is a joy to watch, and yet….Chicharito and Joveljić played together for a grand total of 12 minutes today. You’re killing us, Greg Vanney.
The Galaxy has got to give the two forward experiment a go. Not a month from now, not two months from now. NOW. This team that has had trouble scoring looks dangerous and like a complete threat when Chicharito and Dejan are on the field together. Dejan deserves the opportunity to not just be a super sub because small sample size aside, he has assisted and scored at a pace that deserves starting time.