MLS goalkeeper makes a horrible error 30 seconds into final (Video) 5 years ago

MLS goalkeeper makes a horrible error 30 seconds into final (Video)

If there was a list of things not to do in a final, this might be top of the list.

Columbus Crew went into MLS Cup as favourites, but found themselves two goals down to the Portland Timbers inside the opening seven minutes and trailed 2-1 at half-time.

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And the opener, just 30 seconds in, was entirely avoidable.

We're not sure why goalkeeper Steve Clark thought it would be a good idea to risk an extra touch inside his own box, but it's safe to say things didn't go according to plan.

Diego Valeri capitalised, scoring one of the easiest goals of his career.

You'd think Columbus, who scored after nine seconds in the previous round of the playoffs, would have known better.

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