Last Saturday I took part in an all-day soccer tournament in the deserts of Duarte. It was co-ed 8v8 on half fields with half size goals. Fifteen minute halves with no half time break. Three games in the first round and then the quarter-finals and onward. My team made it all the way to the semi-final where we tied 1-1 and had to go to a penalty shootout. Needless to say, I was already practically crippled at this point because I’m extremely out of shape and I’m not used to playing 100 minutes of soccer in one day. I had also missed a handful of great chances during the games and only scored one goal so my confidence as a striker was in the gutter. We were down 2-1 in the shootout so I absolutely had to make my kick in order to stay in the game. Gil was good enough to take video of the event and here it is…

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4 Responses to Penalty

  1. Anonymous says:

    you’re the LeBron James of pickup soccer

  2. Dugan says:

    you’re the LeBron James of pickup soccer

  3. Dugan says:

    I guess that blows my cover as anonymous

  4. Anonymous says:

    That goalie is never gonna let that one down.

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