Fayetteville Fury soccer Nate Brady SportsCenter-worthy goal against Memphis Americans

Fayetteville Fury goalkeeper Kenny Perkinson eyes the action during a match against the Memphis Americans on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.

When Fayetteville Fury goalkeeper Kenneth Perkinson heaved a pass to Nate Brady across midfield during Saturday’s indoor soccer match at the Crown, he didn’t expect to get an assist out of it. 

But he wasn’t completely surprised, either.

“Nate loves the spectacular,” Perkinson said of his teammate. “If he has a one-on-one, if he has a volley, he’s going to take it every time.”

Brady caught Perkinson’s toss off the bounce on his right foot and it didn’t hit the field again until it was behind the goal line.

The striker juggled past one defender, then another with a knee bounce, then kicked a laser off the volley that hit the near post and went into the net to give the Fury a 3-1 lead over the previously unbeaten Memphis Americans.