Portland Timbers defeat Colorado Rapids 1-0 in an MLS game on Sunday afternoon, but the biggest talking point was not the result itself.
The win puts the Timbers within one win of reaching the Western Conference – and while striker Fanendo Adi turned out to be the hero, he could just as easily been the villain as he somehow produced one of the most shocking misses of the year.
With his side already 1-0 up (thanks to a penalty he had earlier converted), Adi was given a chance to double the lead seven minutes before half time, again from the penalty spot.
However, his effort was saved by former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, and when the ball rebounded kindly to the 26-year-old to tap home, he did this…
Portland Timbers’ Fanendo Adi with possibly the worst open goal miss of all time… ? pic.twitter.com/JYcDB4XsJ8
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From six yards out, with the goal gaping, Adi sliced the ball wide of Howard’s goal.
Luckily for him, Portland held on to claim the three points and leaving their playoff status dependent on getting a result against Vancouver Whitecaps net weekend.
They are the defending MLS Cup champions, having won the competition for the first time in their history last year.