What a goal by Williams - KC vs. RSL

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by ianai, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. ianai

    ianai Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Hampton, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anybody watching? Brilliant!
     
  2. ianai

    ianai Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Hampton, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't believe the positioning of the keeper..I mean the odds of somebody popping a shot from there are certainly low..but was he signing autographs, taking a dump, hitting on a Mormon mother? ;-)
     
  3. Mark_RFC

    Mark_RFC New Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Reading, England
    Brilliant goal, wasn't quite from the halfway line but he knew it was going in as soon as he hit it
     
  4. nutella

    nutella Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Plateau
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [R]equired... way to ruin it. (Not really I don't give a damn, but someone else might.)
     
  5. El Duderino

    El Duderino Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Video or it didn't happen.
     
  6. flagstaff_911sc

    flagstaff_911sc New Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Arizona
    that was a nice goal and a great win for RSL, Williams was paying attention and put a nice lob into the net......
     
  7. CHI_TOWN_BALLA

    Dec 24, 2006
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea, that was a really nice goal. I couldn`t tell if that was from midfield or not, but none the less it was nice.
     
  8. superdave

    superdave BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It wasn't really a lob...it looked like it didn't go over the keeper so much as around him. Great, great shot.
     
  9. BerlinKopKid

    BerlinKopKid New Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Berlin, Germany
    (Posted elsewhere but told to come here)

    A goal from that distance is usually celebrated to the rafters, and rightly so, but when you score from that distance you always have to look at the goalkeeper. Just like Xabo Alonso's 75 yard goal against Newcastle last year, if it hadnt been for the keeper, it would have been a wasted shot.

    I did wonder at first look if the keeper had been somehow caught out because of the gridiron lines, because I find watching games with girdiron lines to be totally disorienting. (where's the bloody penalty box!?!?). But on second viewing the keeper was just awfully placed.

    On a seperate note...I once scored from the halfway line back in 1996. I sh*t you not. Okay, it was Sunday League and we were playing poorly getting stuffed and to be frank the "shot" was actually a defensive clearance, but I got it sweetly and it soared and looped into the top corner of the net.

    You will not be surprised to hear howver that I have only scored one goal in proper football since that effort. :(
     
  10. peteo

    peteo Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Daly Citay, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for watching OP's back but I don't think a [R] was needed. He didn't give out the result and the thread title already "revealed" it. :)
     
  11. duality72

    duality72 Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bah. I scored as a keeper from my own penalty box about five years ago. A very sweet punt, good tailwind, and a fortuitous bounce over the onrushing keeper (props to my forward for making the run). Man, wish I had video of it.
     
  12. ianai

    ianai Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Hampton, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I scored a goal from about five yards inside the half...out of terror. A night I'll never forget, it was my freshman year of HS, and I was maybe 125lbs soaking wet. My first game in the HS uniform, and I was playing up top against then Senior Brandon Pollard of J.R. Tucker HS. Brandon was of course a legend in the area - US National Team, and later in his career an MLS player. Anyway, I took a pass at about the half line, took one loose touch and had him closing on me at full speed. I was pretty timid anyway, but being Pollard it didn't help. When he was about ten feed away I just blasted the ball, which caught the keeper off guard. He couldn't backtrack fast enough as it cleared just under the post. I think this is the first time I've ever mentioned it having been out of terror - certainly to my new teammates who weren't convinced that I could survive Varsity..I don't think they thought I'd be able to hack it until that moment. Ahh memory lane. I also scored an utterly shit goal against a premier club in VA, Braddock Road in a state tourney. Bounced the keeper from about 50..I think we lost like 12-1 that day. The only embarrassing goal I ever scored ;-)
     

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