Posts Tagged ‘Andres Escobar’

  1. How I Learned To Love The Own Goal


    July 11, 2012 by Cesar Hernandez

    Would you believe that my most impressive shot was during my first year of playing soccer? I’m being very serious, I was about seven years old when I had my best kick, my best shot, my most impressive punt. It was hit with the beauty of tres dedos, a curve with the outside of my right foot. A curve which would baffle mathematicians with its supreme, almost divine direction. The only problem was that I, a defender, was on my own half of the field and my “awesome shot” was one headed directly towards my own goal. Nothing prepared me for this moment, I never expected it. There were/are no practices focused on reactions towards own goals, how to defend an own goal or even what to expect when you’re expecting an own goal. My only reaction was a sudden surge of shame and embarrassment as the ball flew over the keeper’s head and straight into the net.

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