Goalie FAIL: Chris Seitz (Philadelphia Union) vs DC United

Somehow this clip from last weekend’s action in the MLS slipped through net, so looking to rectify that wrong its time to shed the spotlight of failure on little known Philadelphia Union keeper Chris Seitz.

The Philadelphia Union are the latest team to join the American top flight, and last weekend was a historic moment in the newly formed club’s history as they chalked up their first ever victory beating DC United 3-2. The main talking after after the match was Sebastien Le Toux’s match-winning hat-trick for Philly, however far funnier was DC’s second goal.

With 20 minutes remaining, the Union were in good shape leading the match 2-1, where we pick up the action with the ball safely in the hands of keeper Seitz. Although the goalie had DC striker Jamie Moreno hanging around like bad smell, with the ball firmly in his grasp the last thing on anyone’s mind when they were watching the action unfold was that DC were about to score.

But in an incredible fail moment, that’s what happened.

Chris Seitz managed to get scared by a fake-out move from striker Moreno when trying to whack the ball forward and, after taking his eyes off the ball, the forward nipped in to score one of the easiest goals of his career.

Chris Seitz’s spectacularly bad goalkeeping fail can be seen here.


Seitz was not alone in being the only keeper to screw up at the weekend.

On Saturday night was New York Red Bulls’ shotstopper Bouna Coundoul, who covered himself in shame against Chivas USA when he embarrassingly pushed the ball over the line when trying to gather to ball in his arms. But he wasn’t the only muppet between the sticks, as over in Portugal on Sunday bottom-club Belenenses had keeper Bruno Vale to blame for getting his positioning all wrong and seeing a Djalma shot bounce off the turf, onto his chest, and in the goal.