Friday, July 30, 2010

Impressive PK Performance

This is what I've come to at the moment, just posting about a penalty shootout by 17 year olds.  But, it's about the only good news for DC United fans this summer (I'm grasping for straws here).  And really, has anyone had a better shootout performance than making five straight stops and scoring the winning kick??  Props to the amazingly named Dakota Niedermeier. The first of his five saves is particularly impressive.  Apparently DC really knows how to turn out goalkeeping prospects.

As a post script -- how bad are some of these penalty takers? I know they're only 17 and this was a pressure situation for them, but shouldn't kids that age who are part of a pro team's youth system be able to take PKs better than that?

1 comment:

  1. Wow... saved 5 in a row, scored the winning kick, held the last save for the win. That's got to be the best day of his young life.

    Hell, I still remember saving 3 and holding the last in a U-16 Virginia State cup game as one of the best feelings of my life.