7 Seconds! Watch the Fastest Goal in MLS History

Red Bulls striker Mike Grella scores in record time against the Philadelphia Union.
Mike Grella scores fastest goal in MLS history
Mike Grella scores fastest goal in MLS history © Rob Tringali/Red Bull Content Pool
By Richard S. Chang

Seven seconds. That's all the time Mike Grella of the New York Red Bulls needed Sunday to rip a shot past Philadelphia goalkeeper Andre Blake to score the fastest goal in Major League Soccer history.

Yes, 7 seconds. Collecting a misplayed kick-off by Philly, Grella charged down the field and fired a shot off his left foot that deflected off defender Steven Vitoria and past Blake. Watch all the glory below.


Wow, right? 

Seven seconds is the amount of time it takes to yawn or sneeze (cause they always come in threes). You can barely even say the words "Mike Grella just scored the fastest goal in MLS history" in 7 seconds.

The goal was a second faster than the previous MLS fastest-goal record, held by Tim Cahill, who scored in 8 seconds for the Red Bulls against the Houston Dynamo in 2013.

Grella added to his goal tally with another in the 17th minute, en route to the Red Bulls' 4-1 route of Philly — a win that helped capture the top seed in the Eastern Conference, heading into the playoffs.

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