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Video: Marquez Goal for Barcelona

Sweet free kick.....

By Steve Goff  |  February 6, 2009; 10:34 AM ET
Categories:  Mexico , Spain  
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Very Nice, Well Placed.

Posted by: RM27 | February 6, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

dag..

Posted by: beergorila | February 6, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

If anyone knows:

How come most YouTube highlights seem to have Arabic announcers? Is it just that they're more lax about protecting their copyrights?

Posted by: fischy | February 6, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Oh, dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more...

Posted by: Bill_Urban | February 6, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Well played Bill_Urban. It's for me ma.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | February 6, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

why are mexico's players so much better than the players the US prodcues. WHY??

Posted by: gregegeg | February 6, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

why are mexico's players so much better than the players the US prodcues. WHY??

Posted by: gregegeg | February 6, 2009 11:57 AM

who are you? Sacha had an identical goal in the friendly vs Sweden. Beasley scored against AC milan. Boca is on one of the best teams in France. Marquez has always been known to take free kicks now and then. its this type of defeatist attitude that hurts us soccer more than anything.

Posted by: pino149 | February 6, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Fantastic free kick. Barca is a pure joy to watch this season.

Posted by: shovetheplanet | February 6, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

here's what I don't understand. from that angle and distance, a good professional should be able to put it near post. so why not take a guy out of the not very effective wall and put him on the post? make the target area even smaller. from where the mallorca keeper chose to stand, no one could have made it back to the near post. so why not put a player there?

Posted by: joshuaostevens | February 6, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

joshuaostevens -- this would move the offside line all the way back to the goal line and make it a simple cross and a free-for-all in the box for the keeper to deal with. That's my guess.

Posted by: iammrben1 | February 6, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

joshuaostevens -- this would move the offside line all the way back to the goal line and make it a simple cross and a free-for-all in the box for the keeper to deal with. That's my guess.

That is more than a guess. Put 20 players in the 6 yd box, and the goalie doesn't have a prayer. He made that free kick look easy, but it isn't -- that is the kick you want to force your opponent to make.

Posted by: glfrazier | February 6, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

@gregegeggytah

from http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_5210113.html (and updated to reflect last year's 2-2 tie):

"The USA is 8-0-2 in eight home games against Mexico this decade, outscoring their rival 17-3.

Mexico’s goal in their 2-1 loss in the 2007 Gold Cup final ended a scoreless drought in the United States that spanned 797 minutes during nine games and eight consecutive shutouts.

Since 1990, the U.S. is 12-7-7 in 26 games against Mexico, which includes a dominating 11-3-5 record in the United States (and a 1-0-1 record in neutral venues)."

i wouldn't trade that even if you offered me the chance to watch 10 or more USMNT guys playing regularly in the EPL or La Liga. i would, however, like to win one in Mexico before this decade is out. preferably to help keep them out of the WC.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | February 6, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

AMEN!!!

Posted by: pino149 | February 6, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Marquez is just about the only Mexican player I don't hate. Blanco on the other hand . . .

GO BARCA!

Posted by: Konoha7 | February 6, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

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