Imagine scoring a header that takes your club to the EPL. Jay DeMerit, the American defender who set off for Europe to become a professional soccer player has had his fair share of struggles, most recently with a serious eye infection, but he’s now set to take part in the World Cup. DeMerit has also a become a legend at Watford for helping them get back to the EPL Actually, he always be a legend at the club for this goal.
Watford won promotion to the EPL in 2006, thanks to his headed goal in the playoff final against Leeds. That moment went down in Watford history as the “10 million pound goal” – the estimated fiscal reward of gaining promotion at that time.
See DeMerit’s header at the 2 minute mark in the video below.
Let’s hope DeMerit can continue to see greater and greater success and help the U.S. national team do well in South Africa.