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Callum Wilson glows after scoring for England vs. USMNT

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England’s Callum Wilson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal as England’s Wayne Rooney, right, runs to congratulate him during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


If you’re looking for a bright side to the United States men’s national team’s poor performance against England on Thursday, the Yanks allowed Callum Wilson to have an unforgettable moment in the sun at Wembley Stadium.

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Wilson burst in front of John Brooks to score England’s final goal in the 3-0 triumph over the Yanks, capping off a remarkable few years’ rise.

The 26-year-old was with Coventry City until 2014, and dealt with a number of injuries in rising up to the Premier League. Now he has 25 goals in 73 PL matches... and one goal in one cap with the Three Lions.

And he’s glowing. You have to feel good for the guy. From the BBC:

“I have no words, it hasn’t sunk in at the moment. It was an opportunity for me and I just wanted to grab it with both hands. Wayne Rooney is a legend for England, to receive my shirt from him before the game was a great honor and I got to share the pitch with him as well.

“His chapter is ending now and mine is just starting. I thought the chance had gone, I knew time was not on my side, I saw Marcus Rashford standing there and I thought I had a few minutes.

“It is a day I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

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