Movsisyan and Pittman continue torrid goal-scoring runs

Movsisyan and Pittman continue torrid goal-scoring runs

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Movsisyan and Pittman continue torrid goal-scoring runs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

While most players are in the midst of trying to shake off the pre-season cobwebs, forwards Jon-Paul Pittman and Yura Movsisyan have been busy scoring goals. Lots of them.

Pittman continued his scoring ways for Wycombe Wanderers by netting a hat-trick earlier in a friendly match against a young Chelsea reserve team on Thursday. The opponents may not have been of the utmost caliber, but Pittman's three goal-performance was impressive due to it happening in his first four minutes on the field after he entered in the 74th. 

Pittman's last goal, a lofted shot with his left foot, sealed him winning man of the match honors. The hat-trick brings Pittman's goal-scoring total to seven so far in the pre-season.

Yura Movsisyan also scored on Thursday, but his goals came in a Europa League qualifier. The former Real Salt Lake player, who is believed to be in the process of acquiring American citizenship, bagged a brace in Rander FC's 3-2 first leg loss to Swiss club FC Lausanne

Movsisyan scored in both halves, cooly finishing a cross in the first and then heading home another in the second. The former Real Salt Lake player's brace came a week and a half after he scored his first goal of the Danish season in a 3-2 victory over Brondby. He also scored another Europa League brace earlier this month.

If you want to see Pittman's four-minute hat-trick or Movsisyan's Europa League brace, you can see them after the jump:

Pittman's hat-trick

Movsisyan's brace

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What do you think of Pittman's four-minute hattrick? More impressed by Movsisyan's two goals in Europa League play? Do you see either player possibly having a future with the USMNT?

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