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Worst Miss Ever?

Seattle's Steve Zakuani:

By Steve Goff  |  August 24, 2009; 8:58 AM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Posted by: JkR- | August 24, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

That's downright Fred-esque.

Posted by: VercengetorixII | August 24, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Ronnie Rosenthal just sighed in relief - yes, that is the worst miss ever.

Posted by: Kev29 | August 24, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Actually, that miss was more Convey-esque or Stewart-esque.

Posted by: griffin1108 | August 24, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

truely the worst miss ever.

Posted by: g3impreza | August 24, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't see how. I mean, he got full contact on the water bottle and everything.

Posted by: Section117 | August 24, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

cleared it off the line. last ditch defending, there.

Posted by: stairs | August 24, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

I was almost upset that Zakuani would snub a US national team call up if he gained citizenship, however, we have players that can do that already.

Posted by: arswift24 | August 24, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Chad Barrett is impressed.

Posted by: sitruc | August 24, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

man... this game was full of misses. The speed/skill was the highest i've seen in a MLS game in awhiiiiiiiile just no finishing.

Posted by: crocken | August 24, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Eh, such things happen. Ball was bouncing, you hit it with the inside of your foot pointing up, and it rainbows over the goal.

Some good ones here:

Posted by: georgejones5 | August 24, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Goff. Only would have been sweeter if Jaqua didn't pull another goal out of his backside a couple minutes later to draw level and keep it there.

Posted by: DadRyan | August 24, 2009 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I saw Alberto Luque put one on top of the net from inside the six.

Newcastle duly went out and signed him.



Posted by: jayrockers | August 24, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

With the number 1 overall pick of the draft, Seattle

Posted by: invncbl | August 24, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Hey Goff, any word on USOC ticket sales?

Posted by: NattyBo1985 | August 24, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Hey Goff, any word on USOC ticket sales?

Posted by: NattyBo1985 | August 24, 2009 9:42 AM

Sorry, not Goff - but when looking at buying tickets in advance that Ticketmaster are charging an $8 "convenience fee" in addition to shipping/internet printing charge. So those terrific $12 seats become $20+ when buying in advance. I'll buy mine at the window that night - wonder if others will be put off by the Ticketmaster fees?

Posted by: Kev29 | August 24, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

That was textbook Albright when he played for us as a forward. I think that is why he is now plays defense.

Posted by: jeffprop | August 24, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

$8, or 67%, excluding "shipping"? That's atrocious.

Posted by: Reignking | August 24, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

You can buy USOC tickets directly from a DCU ticket rep and avoid the "convenience fees". Also, have them mail you paper tickets or else there is some fee that TM has built in that they have to charge you to print them out online.

Posted by: HarkesyRules | August 24, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

This is excellent. I'm bookmarking this video. I can't wait to post it again when all the Sounders fans try to invade this blog prior to the OC Final (which they surely will).

Posted by: DCUMD | August 24, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Just like that guy in "Happy Gilmore" would say, "Just Tap It In".

Posted by: RM27 | August 24, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, but DaMarcus Beasley's miss in the Gold Cup final in 07' against Mexico takes the cake for me.

The US was on a jailbreak 2 on 0 breakaway and Beasley somehow managed to chunk it over the bar.

Posted by: ARickey | August 24, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Impressive miss. But Zakuani has a long way to go in his career to reach the level of Bobby Convey or DeMarcus Beasley.

Convey would have missed that one wide....

Posted by: DWE4 | August 24, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Are you sure that isn't Roy Lassiter???

A little OT, but I came across this highlight video, in case someone doesn't remember what a great goal-scorer Raul Diaz Arce was for DC.

Posted by: HarkesyRules | August 24, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

There is your 2009 MLS SuperDraft #1 Overall Pick. No wonder no one takes MLS seriously.

Posted by: TheJim1 | August 24, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Heh. Kind of reminds me of the free kick that Khano Smith put into orbit a couple years ago.

Posted by: spidergoose | August 24, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Ive see worse goals but that is just hilarious. Any chances he is going to play so that we can just feed him the ball. LOL

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | August 24, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

To do it in an MLS game is bad, to do it in a World Cup final is much, much worse :)

Posted by: mercurysnake77 | August 24, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

that khano free kick was classic...I started looking for it on youtube in case anyone had not seen it yet, and came up empty...BUT found some episodes of something called "ShalrieTV"...basically dispatches from the Revs locker room filmed by Grenada's finest:

Speaking of which, I propose a POLL: which current DCU player is most likely to follow in Shalrie's footsteps and start their own TV show in DC's locker room? My vote is Boyzzz.

Posted by: Pedalada | August 24, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Yeah the Khano free kick has been removed due to copyright issues. Super lame.

Posted by: spidergoose | August 24, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Not the worst, but he's in the top ten.

Posted by: mddeblois | August 24, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree with sitruc - that was Zakuani doing his best Chad Barrett imitation.

Posted by: Modibo | August 24, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

"I'll buy mine at the window that night - wonder if others will be put off by the Ticketmaster fees?"
For the Freedom playoff game my gf and I went to for the first time, I could not believe the xtra charges, mind boggling.

Posted by: DCB23 | August 24, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

that's about par for MLS

Posted by: mizage | August 24, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

i've seen far better players make wrsoe misses than that... see drogba in the dictionary

Posted by: BBFunnyMan | August 24, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I'd take a Roy Lassiter now. at least he charged the net. Worst shot ever...Essa Tikkanen in the Stanley cup finals for the Caps v Wings '97.

Posted by: zosodave | August 24, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

If someone missed like that in my Saturday soccer game, we'd be yelling at him to just keep walking to his car.

Posted by: rcdwriting | August 24, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Yes but Ronaldo had a similar one a couple seasons ago.

Posted by: Conservativemindsareinshackles | August 24, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Roy Wegerle missed from half that distance back in 1997(?). Put it up over the bar. Convey missed a number of sitters of equal suckitude to this recent one. Lassiter missed a header from about 4 feet, completely unmarked...headed it straight down at his own feet, flailed at it and missed...that's where the orange traffic cone label came about (ie, you could put an orange traffic cone in front of the goal and Etcheverry would double his assist rate).


Posted by: irregardless | August 24, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

not the worst. there's one when the ball is easily going in and the keeper is out of the picture, but he volleys it off the crossbar.

Posted by: wis193 | August 24, 2009 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Not the worst ever... I've done it in Germany, an away game at Mannheim 50 years ago. The ball bounced across, the keeper was prone, I stuck out my knee and it went off the crossbar and over..
the coach told me at halftime:"Why didn't you just stick your manthing out and knock it in?" I still remember this...

Posted by: bechtoldpk | August 25, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

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