Carlos Ruiz, the Philadelphia Union's prized free-agent pickup muffed a free kick last night, right in front of the Sons of Ben fan club seating area. Then, it bounced back out to Ruiz's left foot about 25 yards from goal. And then, a young franchise got an early "Goal of the Year" nominee.

Ruiz admitted after the game that he "didn't plan it that way" and "it just kind of developed."

You don't say, Carlos.

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