Video: Former Celtic winger produces moment of MLS brilliance

By David Walton

May 29, 2022

Lewis Morgan continued the rebuilding of his reputation in the MLS last night with a fantastic piece of brilliance for New York Red Bulls.

Morgan has been a huge success in the Big Apple since his December move from Inter Miami. With 6 goals to his name before last night, he was already a fans-favourite.

But his stunning volley in the 4-1 win over DC United only went to cement his status as a hero with his new club. And below, you can watch the clip for yourself as Morgan clearly left the NYRB media team speechless:

It’s an absolute stunner of a strike from the former Celtic winger, who initially signed for the Hoops under Brendan Rodgers back in January 2018. It comes just over a week after he netted along with 2 other former Celts in a 3-3 draw with Chicago Fire.

It’s clear there’s plenty of confidence flowing through Morgan at the moment, and at only 25 years of age, there’s still plenty of room for development.

Morgan made 31 appearances for Celtic bagging only 2 goals and 3 assists before leaving for the USA in 2020.

Lewis Morgan continues to shine in the MLS after fruitless Celtic spell

If Celtic were to sign Lewis Morgan tomorrow without him having already played for the club, there would undoubtedly be some excitement surrounding the support. That’s probably the biggest compliment you can pay him when it comes to the improvement he’s made in the States.

The truth is he just didn’t get the regular first-team exposure he needed during his time with us. Up against the likes of Scott Sinclair for game-time, Morgan just never managed to impress in the cameos he was given.

His move to the USA looked a touch surprising and perhaps even questionable at the time. But it’s actually ended up being the making of him. It’s given him exposure at a high level and in front of a huge audience that’s continuing to grow.

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It probably won’t be long until Morgan is in contention for Scotland call-ups too. That’s the reality of how impressive he’s been in America. He won’t be regretting anything about his Celtic departure.

It’s unlikely we ever see him back at Parkhead in truth. But it’s always satisfying to see players recover from poor spells at the club. Morgan always gave 100% effort during his time here, but he just wasn’t cut out at the time.

It’s been fascinating to watch his journey since then. Hopefully, he continues his rise and moves back to Europe one day.

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