Minnesota native Jackson Yueill assisted on four goals for UCLA in their 6-1 drubbing of the University of Akron on Monday night, including three in a 32-second stretch that broke the NCAA record for the fastest three goals scored in a match (previously the record was 43 seconds).
The sophomore from Bloomington was named Man of the Match, and now has five assists on the young season. UCLA are 2-1-1 and have scored eight goals overall.
Yueill has been ranked among the best college players in the country, and has multiple appearances with the USYNT to his credit. He has trained with Minnesota United FC on multiple occasions, and previously spoke to FiftyFive.One’s Brian Quarstad about his desire to go professional sooner rather than later. In that interview, he said, “If [Minnesota United] were able to sign me as a Homegrown player or whether I’d go into the SuperDraft, I’m just not sure,” explained Yueill. “That’s a talk I’ve had with my dad as well as a few others and I haven’t really figured everything out yet. But I definitely think playing for Minnesota would be very cool – in my own hometown.”
The Akron Zips were ranked the number one college team in the country entering Monday’s match. Presumably they are no longer viewed that way.
Add "Score 3-straight goals vs. the No. 1 team in the nation" to the list of things that can be done in 32 seconds. pic.twitter.com/68qX4oD8Y5
— UCLA Men's Soccer (@UCLAMSoccer) September 6, 2016
Check out Yueill’s fourth assist at the 1:55 mark as he does a no-look, through his own legs, give-and-go.
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