By Chris Wright
More than a year before making his senior international debut for Japan, a young (pre-peroxide) Keisuke Honda turned out for the U23 string in a 2008 Summer Olympics qualifier against Hong Kong.
With the Japanese already 3-0 up and cruising toward the next phase of the preliminary rounds, the 21-year-old Honda took his time lining up a free-kick on the outer reaches of the Hong Kong penalty area
Little did the watching world know that they were about to witness the very laws of physics be manipulated in front of their very eyes…
Stop the video at the 0:11 second mark and it looks for all the world that the ball is destined for the right top corner.
Stop it again at 0:12 and there it is, plain as day, nestled inside the far left post.
A selection of other random great goals on Pies…
Patrick M’Boma (Gamba Osaka) vs Shonan Bellmare
Roberto Cabanas (New York Cosmos) vs Tulsa Roughnecks
Thierry Henry (Arsenal) vs SC Wiez
Darren Barnard (Barnsley) vs Huddersfield
Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca Juniors) vs Corinthians
Hugo Almeida (Porto) vs Inter Milan
Paulo Wanchope (Costa Rica) vs Uruguay
Rivaldo And Friends (Olympiakos) vs PAOK
Jon Harley (Fulham) vs Aston Villa
Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) vs Fiorentina
Dimitar Berbatov (Leverkusen) vs Roma
Dennis Tueart (Sunderland) vs Oxford United
Jari Litmanen (Finland) vs Norway