Marshawn Lynch scores in Seattle -- on soccer field

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  • By Max Meyer NFL.com
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Marshawn Lynch's comeback tour included some action on a futbol field (fine, pitch, don't freak out soccer fans).

The Raiders running back participated in a charity soccer game hosted by the Seattle Sounders over the weekend. Once he checked into the match, Beast Mode jogged onto the pitch in sandals and put the ball in the net -- by picking it up with his hands and barreling over the goalkeeper.

Give the goalkeeper credit, though -- he put up a better effort stopping Lynch than the 2010 Saints defense.

The 31-year-old bruiser wasn't finished yet. After he was awarded a red card, he snatched it out of the referee's hands and channeled his inner Marquette King by punting the then-cradled ball away.

For fans who watched the charity match in Seattle, it must have been a nice blast from the past (or the remembrance of nightmarish what-ifs) to see Beast Mode handle the ball with success in scoring territory.

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