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Copa Mundial 2010 -- Golazo!

This is how you score a goal to win a World Cup qualifier: Jose Manuel Rey, Venezuela stuns host Ecuador.....

And as an added bonus, Argentina-Chile:

By Steve Goff  |  October 15, 2007; 11:00 AM ET
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Que golazos!!!

Posted by: Soy United! | October 15, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Gotta love a French-language broadcast of a South American event... Ain't globalization wunnaful??? :-)

Posted by: Juan-John | October 15, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Muchas merci/gracias beaucoup.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 15, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Does the GK for Ecuador expect to play in their next game?

Posted by: Keep it out | October 15, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

If they're gonna set up a 3-man wall for a kick that far out, one would hope those players in the wall would be a bit more interested in trying to block the delivery/shot.

Posted by: Shy wall | October 15, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Never seen a deflection off the wall cause a perfectly no-spin knuckleball into the upper-V from 40+ yards before. One in a million.

That Riquelme set piece was deadly accurate and intentional. Good stuff.

Posted by: LeesburgSoccerFan | October 15, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

"If they're gonna set up a 3-man wall for a kick that far out, one would hope those players in the wall would be a bit more interested in trying to block the delivery/shot."
The announcers pointed out that one of the players in the wall actually deflected the ball... it was going to the near post and ended up in the far post upper corner... but, really, that GK needs a serious pink-belly!

Posted by: Soy United! | October 15, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Damn! I type too slow!

Posted by: Soy United! | October 15, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

On the free kick by Venezuela: One defender in the wall appears to have been shot. The other two turn around to find the shooter in the grassy knoll. The magic bullet caused the deflection.

You have now had your RDA of conspiracy theories.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 15, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Reminds me of a joke.

Maradona (or insert a deadly free kick specialist name here) is about to take a free kick right outside the opponents area. As he is lining up he notices that the players from the opposing team on the wall are all facing their own goal.

He asks one of them, "Why are you guys on the wall all facing your own goal? You should be facing the kicker."

The player responds, "What, and miss the goal you are about to score, are you crazy?"


I have no idea why, but I just remembered it.

Posted by: Vic | October 15, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Goff, any news about Moreno? Hoping he didn't pick up any knocks in Montevideo. Uruguay's 5-0 shelacking(sp?) of Bolivia doesn't bode well for the Andeans' hopes of qualifying for SA2010...

Posted by: Soy United! | October 15, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I would have made those saves.

Posted by: Hope Solo | October 15, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Top video: I'm so glad the Rapids signed that guy... :)

Posted by: DC | October 15, 2007 11:41 PM | Report abuse

I hope DC United will sgin Riquelme as opposed to Veron!

Posted by: dorjee | October 16, 2007 7:03 AM | Report abuse

I think Rey's goal should be the goal of the year. I have not seen anyone scored from that kick! Wow!

Posted by: dorjee | October 16, 2007 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Would love to have Riquelme, but frankly we can't afford him. Villareal will want a huge transfer fee, and they seem content to let him rot.

Posted by: Eric | October 16, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately for Villareal, they are going to blink at some point. They are still paying Riquelme his salary (not cheap) he is not playing, and he has this year and next left on his contract.

They will have to sell him at some point in order to recoup some $ and the more he continues sitting on the sidelines, the less other teams are going to be willing to pay as a transfer.

We are not talking about a team like Real or Barcelona who can easily absorb the cost of not playing a player with a big contract - Villareal isn't swimming in ca$h.

Posted by: Vic | October 16, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse

!Attention DC United!

Do you want to win 2008 Champions Cup and Copa Sudamricana

Buy Riquelme

Posted by: bruce | October 16, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Veron is great too but in terms of fan attraction I think Riquelme is better known by fans and would attract more people and sell a lots of jerseys. He is not fast but look at his abilities of pass, control and of course ability to score. So, MLS won't pursue younger stars DC United should chase RIQUELME down. I will then find a way to go to the games even they moved out of DC. It has to be near the Metro though. Villareal will drop down soon even though Rossi is helping them. US MNT team needs to pursue Rossi to play for US. Although, his citizen country listed as Italy. What!

Posted by: dorjee | October 16, 2007 9:27 PM | Report abuse

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