Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Bosnich gets comeback thanks to high-fiving goalkeeper
by Joe Addison, July 31st, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[AUSTRALIA/VIDEO] Embattled Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is making a comeback with the Central Coast Mariners in his country's A-League. Bosnich previously kept goal for Manchester United, Aston Villa and Chelsea in the English Premier League before substance abuse problems and declaring bankruptcy. Bosnich's opportunity with the Mariners opened up after keeper Danny Vukovic was suspended for violently high-fiving a referee.

For video of Vukovic's high-five, click HERE.

For video of Bosnich's comeback, click HERE.

Bosnich, who was dropped by Chelsea in 2001 after testing positive for cocaine, marked his return to the game after a seven-year absence in spectacular fashion, saving a penalty and keeping a shutout in the Mariners 3-0 preseason victory over Sydney FC.

Coach Lawrie McKinna hailed the 36-year-old's performance and may sign Bosnich to a contract in the coming days. The Mariners will need backup for the 23-year-old Vukovic, who was sent off in his side's A-League final loss to the Newcastle Jets in February of this year.
Vukovic was protesting a decision when he appeared to violently high-five the referee's hand. Vukovic was originally suspended for nine months but after two appeals, he will only miss games through September.

Bosnich downplayed his performance in the friendly:

"One swallow doesn't make a summer -- there's still a long way to go. If today went another way I'd still say the same thing."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
TV Report: MLS regional broadcast deals announced    
MLS teams are starting to announce regional television plans for the 2017 season. Houston and Sporting ...
Video Pick: Pouting keeper protests by giving up    
So upset was the goalkeeper of Vietnamese team Long An at a penalty kick call he ...
MLS Injury Report: Surgery sidelines Whitecaps' Reyna    
Vancouver will need a backup plan to replace departed playmaker Pedro Morales. The team has announced ...
What They're Saying: Wayne Shaw    
"I think two more than the four you have there." -- Wayne Shaw, pointing to a ...
What They're Saying: Lauren Holiday    
"I have never quite known suffering like I experienced the last 6 months. I can remember ...
CCL: Gonzalez's Pachuca finally shut out    
Pachuca was held without a goal for the first time in 25 games in the Concacaf ...
Datebook: NWSL will open fifth season on April 15    
The National Women's Soccer League will kick off its fifth season April 15 with four games, ...
MLS Moves: Mullins and D.C. extend their partnership    
Not many midseason trades have turned out so well as did the shift of Patrick Mullins ...
MLS Moves: Loons line up Swiss defender    
Another area of need -- outside back -- has been addressed by Minnesota United FC as ...
Sneak Peek: Cabrera and Cubo reunited in Houston    
No returning MLS team has made more changes than Houston. The Dynamo, last in the Western ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives