Throughout the year, Nelson Valdez’s teammates and coaches have stood behind him. Proclaiming that it was just a matter of time until he scored. But with each successive game, the pressure only seemed to build.
The release came on Thursday in a massive moment. His celebration was about what you’d expect:
The guy that DESERVED it the most! THANK YOU @Haedo18Valdez9!!! #SEAvsKC #ThisMoment pic.twitter.com/vDfikMAVsk— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 28, 2016
You can almost feel the weight coming off his shoulders.
It’s not entirely clear that Valdez is crying here, but he’s definitely feeling emotions. A lot of emotions. And his teammates clearly feel them with him. What an absolutely fantastic moment.