There was one clear runner up and one clear winner of our bloopers award this week.
Second-place went to Kalmar’s keeper in their 2-all draw at GAIS in Sweden on Sunday. There was little danger on when home winger Tommy Lycen whipped in a rather useless cross from the right to no-one in particular, but things started to go downhill for the Red Brothers when centre-half Marcus Lindberg fluffed his clearance by scuffing a looping ball in his own six yard box. Even so there was still little danger of a goal being conceded; that was until keeper Petter Wasta got involved with the keeper looking like he’d soaked his gloves in oil as the ball slipped through his grasp and trickled painfully into the net.
While that was a shocking error, the worst screw up of the weekend arrived Stateside where we witnessed one of the misses of the season.
Joining the likes ofÂ Ilija Sivonjic (Dinamo Zagreb), Rocky Baptiste (Harrow Borough), Dani (Real Betis) and Jose Carlos Fernandez (Alianza Lima), we can now add the name of KC Wizards forward Kei Kamara. Playing against the LA Galaxy on Saturday night, the Sierra Leone striker contrived to balls-up scoring into an open net from just a yard out with not an opposition player in sight.
The action started when the Wizard’s midfielder Davy Arnaud bore down on goal only to see his effort deflect off Galaxy keeper Dovovan Ricketts and stay out via the left post. Quick as a flash Kei Kamara was on the scene with the tap-in seemingly a mere formality. But, like a complete plonker, Kamara managed to lose his bearings on the goalline so that instead of knocking the ball over the line he managed to use his arm to “score,” and the eagle-eyed linesman spotted the transgression and flagged.
Kei Kamara’s contender for miss of the season can be seen here.
Onto the list, where it’s an incredible selection this week with some truly outstanding strikes. As standard, all we ask is that you to sit back and enjoy 10 glorious goals, as follows:
1. Jesus Gomez (Flamengo v Caracas, April 21, 2010)
2. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich v Lyon, April 21, 2010)
3. Fredy Montero (FC Dallas v Seattle Sounders, April 23, 2010)
4. Cesar Ibanez (Atlas v Jaguares, April 24, 2010)
5. Oscar Cardozo (assist Angel Di Maria) (Benfica v Olhanense, April 24, 2010)
6. Scott Parker (West Ham v Wigan, April 24, 2010)
7. Zlatko Junuzovic (Austria Vienna v Mattersburg, April 25, 2010) (pictured)
8. Robert Tesche (Hoffenheim v Hamburg, April 25, 2010)
9. Maxi Lopez (Livorno v Catania, April 25, 2010)
10. Sergio Canales (Racing Santander v Villarreal, April 25, 2010)
Narrowly missing the list were goals from Walter Flores, Andrezinho, Fabrizio Miccoli, Jeffren Suarez, Cristian Chivu, Luis Nani, Douglas Costa, Luis Aguiar, Ireneusz Jelen, Luis Garcia and Steven Gerrard.