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West Brom Preseason Opener Begins With Goalkeeper Scoring Against Them (Video)

While most of the attention today will be on Manchester United’s opening game of their US summer tour against New England Revolution (ESPN2, 8pm ET), many of us may not have realized that West Bromwich Albion were the first Premier League club to play a preseason friendly this summer when they played yesterday against San Jose Earthquakes in California.

West Brom lost the match 2-1 in front of 6,872 spectators, but the most talked about incident from the match came in the third minute when San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham collected the ball in his area and then booted it down the pitch where it bounced in front of West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and into the goal to make it one-nil to San Jose (see above video).

West Brom’s next friendly is against Ventura County Fusion on July 17. I have a feeling that Myhill will be standing closer to his goal-line in that match!

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10 Responses to West Brom Preseason Opener Begins With Goalkeeper Scoring Against Them (Video)

  1. BCB says:

    “I’ve been away so long, I may get lost and lose my way…” Boaz Myhill.

  2. steve says:

    We’re already in relegation battle eh… that was classic.

  3. Tony says:

    That was great, not even a drop kick as I was expecting

  4. Matt says:

    I bet Brom is wondering if that Carson move was indeed a good idea…

  5. chris jackson says:

    Isnt myhill a new keep for west brom? … was this his 1st game?

  6. Dave C says:

    Myhill has been at WBA for a season already, but I’m not sure if he made any appearances last season (he was always the reserve keeper).

    Prior to that, he was first choice at Hull City (my team) for a long time. He’s a legend for being with them all the way from the old third division up to the EPL, but he’s always had a problem with getting lobbed. I don’t know why it hasn’t been coached out of him yet. How hard is it to learn to stay on your line and judge the trajectory of the ball?

  7. Brian says:

    That is truly fantastic

  8. Saffman says:

    Thats what happens when you dont play on synthetic turf every day like most US teams, different bounce will get you!

  9. Kyle says:

    San Jose plays on natural grass.

  10. vinnie says:

    he can use the sun glare and the erratic jabulani as excuses =/

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