German Goaltender Allows Hilarious Own Goal During Friendly Against United States At RFK Stadium | NBC4 Washington
Capital Games
Covering the biggest personalities in DMV sports

German Goaltender Allows Hilarious Own Goal During Friendly Against United States At RFK Stadium

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    I'll be the first to admit that I don't have the closest relationship with soccer -- I subscribe to the Kent Brockman ideology -- but once in a great while, something happens in a game match (see what I mean?) that grabs my attention, usually in the form of a hilarious blooper.

    Sunday, there was a friendly at RFK Stadium between the United States and Germany as the former prepares for three World Cup qualifiers beginning Friday. Spoiler alert: The Americans won 4-3 for their first victory over the Germans since 1999 and Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span, but that wasn't hilarious. This was. 

    German goaltender Marc-Andre ter Stegen mishandled a backpass from Benedikt Hoewedes and let what should have been a harmless pass roll into the net. The United States took a 2-0 lead on the play.

    When I was in elementary school, I once won the Raspberries an indoor soccer championship by stopping a last-second shot with my...sensitive area. I think this might have hurt more than that.


    Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamVingan and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.