What is the stanky leg celebration in soccer? Where did it come from? A huge goal for the United States by Jozy Altidore, as he leaps to smash home the game-winning header. Altidore then caps it off with a stanky leg celebration with the originator, Charlie Davies, who brought out the stanky leg in the Gold Cup and was even warming up the leg in the hotel room with Stuart Holden recording.
This young group, Davies, Altidore, and Holden, might just take over as the faces of the United States national team and U.S. soccer. All three have big personalities and confidence on and off the pitch.
I’d say they’re bound to be picking up some big endorsement deals, especially if they can continue to bring out the stanky leg. Which means scoring goals and playing with a certain flair and style that the U.S. game has always missed.
Where does the stanky legg come from? From the GS Boyz.
Update: The stanky legg was actually introduced by Jozy Altidore and Charlie Davies after Altidore scored the goal against Spain. You can’t see the stanky legg dance entirely in the video but get a glimpse of the two doing the dance.