Free-kick trickery pays off for Essen
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] It's long been a strategy on free kick to make opponent's guess which of the two players lining up for a free kick would actually strike
-- but German lower division club Rot-Weiss Essen took set-play deception to a new level.
Six players gathered near the ball. Much more than the usual fakery and good acting followed.
The goal helped Essen overcome a 2-0 deficit against Fortuna Duesseldorf II to share the spoils.
Not to be dismissed is that this stunt would have been deemed farcical and soon
forgotten had Kevin Grund not struck the ball so well …
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard Oct. 24, 2:37 a.m. |
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ... What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati Oct. 24, 1:50 a.m.
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ... AEG antes up at StubHub Center Oct. 24, 1:41 a.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The LA Galaxy's owner, AEG, will invest over $15 million to improve facilities and ... Another MLS flop in Central America Oct. 24, 1:28 a.m.
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Two days after the Portland Timbers, needing as little as a one-goal loss ... Western Conference heavyweights square off Oct. 23, 11:33 p.m.
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Though only one playoff slot is yet to be determined between ... Three players suspended for season finales Oct. 23, 11:25 p.m.
[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Thursday three suspensions stemming from incidents occurring in matches ... U.S. under-18 men's national team roster Oct. 23, 11:23 p.m.
[CARSON CAMP] Head coach Javier Perez named a 36-player roster for the U.S. under-18 men's national ... Cuellar stakes rebuilding work on qualifying Oct. 23, 8:26 p.m.
[SCOUTING REPORT: Mexico] Four years ago in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women's Championship, Mexico beat ... What They're Saying: Dunga Oct. 23, 6:26 p.m.
"We suggest things so that there's a better atmosphere. We explained it to players and we ... A horrible, hilarious PK miss Oct. 23, 6:11 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You really must watch this botched penalty kick several times to ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives