David Beckham has sent his congratulations to his son after Romeo scored a free-kick reminiscent of his famous father. Beckham senior is celebrated as one of the best free-kick takers of all time, having curled in numerous efforts for England, Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy – and it seems he has passed on the skillet. Romeo started his football career at Arsenal’s academy but has been given his start at Inter Miami – the club which is part-owned by his father. The 19-year-old is currently playing for the Florida side’s second-string while he develops his game, and that is where his viral free-kick came from.
Romeo’s strike came in Inter Miami II’s 3-1 win over Orlando City II in the MLS Next Pro League. With his team 2-1 up and the game nearing its end, Romeo took his opportunity to net his first goal for the club when they won a free-kick 25 yards out. He ran up to the ball in a manner which echoed his dad, struck it nicely to get the ball over the wall and into the bottom corner. While it wasn’t a perfect imitation of David Beckham’s style, as he was best known for finding the top corner, it was an eye-catching way to get off the mark. Continue reading