The New York Red Bulls' Derrick Etienne has distinctive goal celebration - and if you haven't seen it, it is referenced by his choice of avatar on Twitter...
...and he has pinned a clip featuring the "hotline" celebration to the top of his timeline.
#hotline pic.twitter.com/Ki0hCL2x3u— Derrick Etienne Jr (@detienne_10) October 8, 2016
Meanwhile, in the Red Bulls Academy, Omir Fernandez is having a startlingly successful season with the U17/18s: 13 goals in 13 games to date. He scored one for the Academy team against FC Dallas in the ongoing US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase (the match finished 1-1):
GOOOAAALLL!!! Omir Fernandez fires New York ahead, 1-0!!— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) December 1, 2016
WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/Kji8kUVTn9 #REDTogether#RBNY pic.twitter.com/gTbPTSCGnP
And his celebration looked familiar.
#TheFutureIsBright pic.twitter.com/UWtXBq7HSO— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) December 1, 2016
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Derrick Etienne wants to see RBNY's up-and-comers devote themselves to their craft:
@oohhmeur yooooo this is so disrespectful. You gotta work on it my guy ☎️☎️ https://t.co/v5XjVvxA7V— Derrick Etienne Jr (@detienne_10) December 1, 2016
And Fernandez is ready to learn.
@detienne_10 let me get some classes. Might need them for the rest of the year— Omir Fernandez (@oohhmeur) December 1, 2016
Add leadership and mentorship to the list of skills Etienne has developed in his first year as a pro.