WATCH: Laughable open goal miss in MLS has to be seen to be believed

Ed Angeli

MLS is not renowned for its quality. However, it has been recently improved by the likes of ‘Super Frankie’ banging in a hat-trick and team photo cult hero, Ashley Cole, scoring his first ever goal for LA Galaxy.

Yet, 32-year-old Nelson Valdez tried and succeeded in reminding everyone that the MLS can provide some gold-dust moments of football hilarity – giving us all a glimmer of hope that we could play football across the pond in retirement.

How Valdez missed the target is only something Fernando Torres could explain. The news circulating from the State is that his manager has proposed a new way for the centre-forward to find the net in his next game.

Large goal

Fortunately enough for the Seattle Sounders FC centre-forward, Clint Dempsey, decided to do what Americans are calling a ‘Frank Lamp-trick’, and bagged himself three goals to ensure Valdez miss wasn’t too costly for the MLS side.