There’s always a perfect time to score your first ever goal for a club, and Josh Sims turned up at the best possible time last night for the New York Red Bulls
GOAL!!! JOSH SIMS, WELCOME TO #MLSCUPPLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) October 20, 2019
The Southampton loanee scored the first goal of the evening for Chris Armes’ side in their MLS play-off match against the Philadelphia Union, the opening strike in what was to be an entertaining 4-3 defeat for the Red Bulls.
Despite scoring the opening goal, Sims was forced off shortly after his first-ever goal for the New Jersey-based side as the winger collided with Union goalkeeper and Jamaica international Andre Blake 28 minutes in, bringing the Saints youngsters’ evening to an end.
Yet despite this short performance, Sims had done enough to impress Southampton supporters on social media as fans were quick to praise the 22-year-old winger.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about Sims’ opener for the New York Red Bulls…
— Matt (@mattneuhausen) October 20, 2019
Josh Sims with a beauty of a goal in the 6th minute! Goes off with an a head injury in the 29th minute after a mid-air collision with the goalie. Played hard as hell! Hope he’s OK.#SaintsFC # southamptonfc
— Jason Smerlick (@JasonSmerlick) October 20, 2019
You’re welcome MLS.#saintsfc
— Chris Wragg (@chriswragg) October 21, 2019
— Saints Marching (@SaintsMarching_) October 20, 2019
Some supporters were happy with what they saw from the 22-year-old winger…
— SFC Programmes (@SaintsProgs) October 20, 2019
Bring him home
— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) October 20, 2019
Best players in the world get luck all the time anyway
— (@BFCWestwood) October 20, 2019
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 20, 2019
Defeat now means the Red Bulls are out of the 2019 MLS play-offs, and that Sims will return to Southampton in the coming weeks.