LA Galaxy wall vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Nov. 4, 2012)
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POLL: When defending a dangerous freekick, should the wall jump?

We've seen it countless times. A player positioned as part of a defensive wall jumps to try to block a dangerous freekick.

When it works, we rarely hear an ounce of praise for the defender's decision to jump.

But when the tactic fails, and the ball goes under the wall and into the goal, then the noise can be deafening.

Today, that noise is directed at LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, who jumped in the wall, allowing Victor Bernardez's freekick to slide underneath and eventually past the goalkeeper. The stoppage-time goal gave the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 aggregate lead heading into Wednesday's second leg of their MLS Western Conference Semifinal series.

So let's set the record straight once and for all: Should players jump in a wall?

Watch the clip below and vote now. And give us your opinion in the comment section below.


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