Well, I've bashed Sideline Views enough, might as well give them a nod when they get something right. This was dead on.
Depressingly, it wasn't just the media who missed the reference.
No, according to Google, he's a dentist in Berkeley.
Only sheer lazy procrastination kept me from making a post insulting Carver for making up a fictional goalkeeper, and it was Canales' posting of the audio which saved me from embarrassment.
There are no winners here.