If you had not heard of Charlotte Eagles talent Joao Costa before Saturday's Premier Development League Championship at the Sportsplex in Matthews, you likely do now. The forward helped the Eagles win the 2017 title in front of 1,356 fans with an incredible scissor kick, which received national recognition via SportsCenter's Top 10 on Saturday night and on Sunday's Top 10 Plays of the Week.
The goal by Costa, who was named to the 2017 PDL All-Eastern Conference Team, earned the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 for Saturday, while he also earned the No. 7 spot on the Top 10 Plays of the Week.
The strike was Costa's fifth goal of the 2017 PDL Playoffs. Including regular-season statistics, the forward scored 16 goals and provided three assists during the 2017 PDL campaign. Costa now joins Truett-McConnell University for the fall college campaign.