09
Sep
08

Flipping Over Soccer


Fabian Espindola is a striker for Real Salt Lake of the MLS, but I’m sure I didn’t need to tell you that, I mean, it IS a major sports league in the US… Anyways, in a game against the Los Angeles Galaxy the other day during the 6th minute Espindola headed a ball into the net for an apparent goal. Espindola then ran to midfield and did his customary backflip to celebrate. Unfortunately, he didn’t quite nail that landing, instead fracturing his leg. After the game, a contrite Espindola had this to say, “I’m embarassed, I’m never going to do that again. I don’t know what happened. I’ve done it a million times. If I would have known I never would have done it.” Then to add insult, the referee disallowed the goal.

Later in the game, because Espindola wasn’t feeling terrible enough, after scoring a goal for the Galaxy, LA midfielder Bryan Jordan executed his own flip, landing it perfectly.
Espindola, who only just returned last week from another injury that had sidelined him since May 31 is expected to miss another 6 weeks.


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