Toronto FC forward Bright Dike deserves a bit of luck. He missed out on a chance to play for Nigeria at the World Cup after tearing his Achilles in February. He struggled for much of this season to work his way back into the frame after that substantial knock.
Dike finally capped his latest comeback with a 12-minute cameo in the 4-1 defeat against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. It marked an important milestone for the 27-year-old forward as he attempts to return to his best.
It appears his first task on the road back is simple: He needs to remember to tie his cleats a bit tighter. Dike tried to open his account moments after his arrival, but the importance of his tame shot dropped by the wayside once his boot flew past the prone Jon Kempin.
The humor of the 25-yard journey from foot to goal prompted jeers from The Cauldron. Dike isn’t back on the scoresheet just yet, but he will hope his first foray will lead to many more goals in the future.