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Brek Shea Miss: USA Soccer Player Whifs On Wide-Open Net Against Honduras (VIDEO)


First Posted: 10/10/11 12:37 PM ET Updated: 12/10/11 05:12 AM ET

Brek Shea will probably want this one back.

While the USA men's soccer team had plenty of near misses in their 1-0 victory over Honduras on Saturday, Brek Shea's failure to make contact with the ball in the 52nd minute was hands down the most egregious.

Left all alone in the box, Shea was on the receiving end of a beautiful cross from Jozy Altidore. With nobody but the goalkeeper to beat and a mere tap in probably sufficient enough to put the USA up by two goals, Shea, unbelievably, tripped over the ball.

Despite the flub, the FC Dallas star still earned the praise of USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann who said of Shea after the match, "He's full of energy, he's creative, and he’s fast and has a good physical presence."

Granted all these things may be true, but another mistake like that in a game that counts, and we're doubtful the coach, or USA soccer fans, will be as forgiving.

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