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Ready, Set, Score

From the Saudi league, a goal from midfield three seconds into the match:

Additional details from The Times of London.

By Steve Goff  |  November 11, 2009; 12:45 PM ET
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WOW!!...HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA, [breathes then sighs].

Posted by: Kosh2 | November 11, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Shades of Marco Etcheverry......

Posted by: DCUSince96 | November 11, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

It was supposed to be a cross.

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 11, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

And, Hope Solo says....?

I think Zack Wells would have that, too. There might be an opening for him in Saudi, if he's interested.

Posted by: fischy | November 11, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm watching Leverkusen-Frankfurt on GolTV right now, and it was 3-0 at 10 minutes. The first goal was 90 seconds in. It's not the same as 3 seconds, but still....

I sure do like not working on a weekday. Thanks, vets.

Posted by: troy6 | November 11, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

What was that dance? I want more of that.

Posted by: sitruc | November 11, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

so is that the fsstest on record?

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | November 11, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | November 11, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

ESPN is providing some tremendous Veterans Day coverage. Well done to the folks in Bristol.

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 11, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Why is Leverkusen so good this year? The roster is hardly full of stars. That's some fine scouting and coaching going on there.

By the by -- there was a piece yesterday about an a British FA (or EPL) bigwig, who was proposing lots of changes. One was to give points for goals, especially a 3rd goal. That would be great in MLS, where the parity makes that a real achievement. However, in most European leagues, there is an enormous talent gap between the top and bottom sides, and 3-0, 4-1 scores are really not that uncommon. Not sure it makes good sense to further reward/promote the income disparity by dishing out more points for a blowout win. It might make individual games more exciting for fans of the winning team, but it would only exacerbate the competitiveness gap in the standings.

Posted by: fischy | November 11, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

That dance was amazing.

Posted by: Colm1 | November 11, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

I remember someone scoring like that - in high school PE.

Don't know why, but those Arabic announcers make my day.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 11, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Someone should have told that team that DMB is not a good netminder (or much anything else either these days).

Posted by: Kosh2 | November 11, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

DMB? Looks more like the guy (Lt. Daniels) from The Wire.

Posted by: fischy | November 11, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I would have saved that shot.

Hope Solo.

Posted by: delantero | November 11, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

After this, Louis Crayton decides to leave Saudi Arabia and come back to DCU! :)

Posted by: J_S_F | November 11, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

The goalie didn't make an attempt to stop it!

Posted by: redskinsux | November 12, 2009 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Slightly unimpressed. I mean, they probably could have cut it to 2 seconds if they hadn't taken the unnecessary first touch on the KO...

Agree that the goal dance was almost as impressive at the goal itself, though.

Posted by: kmg27 | November 12, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

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