Following the success of the owl on the pitch in Florida, which saw the New York Red Bulls go on to add three goals to their tally, the club has "adopted" an owl a little closer to home.
Bubba, a female great horned owl, lives at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey. She was rescued in 1990 "after she became tangled in a soccer net," according to their website.
She suffered an injury and "despite intensive veterinarian efforts, the wing was not able to be saved. She has limited flight, but manages to climb on the long logs with amazing nimbleness and balance."
Bubba is the oldest great-horned owl at Cedar Run.
The Red Bulls went on to score four more goals in a 4-1 home victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday night.
If you would like to "adopt" an animal from Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, there are owls, raccoons, a skunk, eagles, hawks, turtles and more -- or donate to provide food, shelter and care for the more than 5,000 wild animals admitted to the Wildlife Hospital each year, click here.