Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Mudita

With a 2-1 loss seemingly moments away, the Columbus Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer loped up the field to get into the opposing box for a corner kick in the second minute of stoppage time. Eddie Gaven was set to send in the corner kick. And the fans at BMO Field in Toronto were collecting their belongings and/or filing toward the exits. Among those belongings they thought that they had a win.

The Crew had taken an early 1-0 lead thanks to 14th-minute header off a corner, but then allowed to goals to Toronto before the intermission. That's were things stood when Hesmer came rolling upfield. And scored. Level at the death. Not only was the shock goal just the second scored by a keeper in MLS history, but it pulled the Crew back within a point of the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings.

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