Sheanon Williams scores beautiful goal that lands him on SportsCenter, decides random fan deserves a hug

Sheanon Williams scores beautiful goal that lands him on SportsCenter, decides random fan deserves a hug


If you watch the video above, you’ll not only see Sheanon Williams score a sensational goal last night but you'll also see the Union defender make a beeline to the stands to share a warm embrace with one or two very excited fans.

Seems like that must have been an emotional moment for Williams, getting the chance to celebrate his first goal of the season with somebody he knows well.

So who was the fan?

“I don’t know,” Williams said with a laugh following Philly’s 3-0 rout over the Columbus Crew at PPL Park. “That guy was so about it. So I was like, ‘All right dude, you get a hug.’ I don’t know who that guy is. But it was a good celebration. And I’m glad he was happy.”

We’re all glad the mystery fan was happy. Other Union fans were certainly happy with the goal too, especially after learning it landed Williams on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day.

So how did he manage to jump, twist his body and hit a beautiful side-volley past Columbus goalie Andy Gruenebaum?

“It was a great flick from B.C. [Brian Carroll],” Williams said. “I was just doing whatever I could do to put it on target.”

Sounds about as easy as giving a hug to a stranger.

Dave Zeitlin covers the Union for MLSsoccer.com, CSNPhilly.com and The 700 Level. Email him at djzeitlin@gmail.com.

Eagles' Brandon Brooks gives father touching gift

Eagles' Brandon Brooks gives father touching gift

How’s this for an awesome deed?

Eagles offensive guard Brandon Brooks took to Twitter to show a heartfelt message, that included a photo of a new car he purchased for his father.

In the tweet, Brooks revealed the mindset his father has instilled in him growing up, not wanting to be average and more.

Nice gesture, Brandon.