Manager Chris Powell says Kelman "was a real livewire for us and obviously he's scored a wonderful goal." It evoked memories of David Beckham's strike for Manchester United from the halfway line at Crystal Palace in 1996.
The 17-year-old Kelman tweeted thanks to the club "for believing in me and giving me this opportunity at such a young age I couldn't be more grateful I won't stop here." Kelman, who was born in the county of Essex near London, played last year for the United States Under-18s.
After being called up by U.S. Soccer, Kelman said "my dad is an American citizen and I lived out there for six years so that's how I qualify."
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