Gaffe of the Year? Seattle Sounders 'keeper Stefan Frei has a waking nightmare | SIDELINE
Goalkeepers are used to being on highlight reels, for saves made and goals conceded. But Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei will be highlighted for all the wrong reasons after mis-judging a bouncing ball at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday night, allowing FC Dallas forward David Texeira to score his first MLS goal as a result.
This is basically the goalkeeper’s version of “The Actor’s Nightmare.” Poor Frei:
Wind and weather have a long history of affecting FC Dallas games and goalkeepers, in particular. Last year, then-Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Steward Céus misjudged a long ball, and ended up finishing a strong second in 2013's Gaffe of the Year voting.
Happily for Frei, Clint Dempsey rode to the rescue with a pair of goals, and forced a Dallas own goal as well, as the Sounders got out of Texas with a 3-2 win.