We’ve just been blessed with a goalie scoring a goal from his own box
A goalkeeper venturing out of their box and into the attack is a rare, but almost always exhilarating occurrence in a soccer match. When teams desperately toss an extra man into the attack, sometimes we’re treated with the elusive goalie goal. Shreveport Rafters F.C. keeper Lance Quini gave us a goalie goal, but not how you’d expect.
Down 2-0 in the waning minutes, Quini hustled into the F.C. Wichita box in an attempt to get on the end of a corner kick. His counterpart, FCW’s Mark Weir, easily plucked the ball, booted it toward the vacated net, and scored a goal he won’t soon forget:
You can tell that Quini knew he was in trouble as soon as Weir made the catch. Quini’s dead sprint back to cover his goal (he is the goalie, after all) wasn’t enough to save his blushes, though. As with most lower-league games — this match featured in the National Premier Soccer League playoffs — the call from the commentators was absolutely fantastic.
"MARK WEIR JUST SCORED A FREAKING GOAL, BABY!"
Keep venturing out of your boxes, keepers, I beg you. Goalie goals are so blissfully dumb and unexpected, and we love them.
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