MLS Player Breaks Leg on Backflip Celebrating an Offsides GoalS Fabian Espindola plays for Real Salt Lake of the MLS. His patented move, or so I'm told, is a backfilp after he scores goals. Just six minutes into the game against the LA Galaxy, Espindola scored an apparent goal off a header and began his celebration. There were only two problems: first he was offsides, second, he broke his leg on the flip.
"I'm embarrassed,'' said Espindola, who celebrated goals with a flip since his days as a youth player in Argentina. I'm never going to do that again. I don't know what happened. I've done it a million times. If I would have known I never would have done it.''
Change the sport to football, and make it Terrell Owens, Chad Ocho Cinco, or any other NFL receiver who does this after scoring a touchdown. Yeah, it would end up a featured question in the Presidential debates. But soccer, Salt Lake has a team? Wow. RSL gets a break in split [Salt Lake Tribune] Soccer player breaks his leg [The Beautiful Game]