Well, not exactly, but Galaxy fans who watched Wednesday night’s Municipal-Columbus Crew CONCACAF Champions League game could have been forgiven for not believing what they were seeing.
Not only did the swamp-like conditions and torrential rain make the surreal game a 90-minute-long soccer equivalent of a wreck on the 405 – it was difficult to tear your eyes away while you awaited the next player to take a dunk into the massive ponds dotting the sodden sod – but Ramirez scored two goals. And good ones, too, although Galaxy fans know he only scores spectacular goals.
Yeah, that’s right, the former Galaxy midfielder best known for – well, let’s yield to the author of his Wikipedia entry to provide context:
He played the 2005 season on loan for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. He struggled, scoring a lone goal during the regular season, but in the playoffs, in his only appearance, as a substitute in the MLS Cup Final, he scored the game-winner in extra time to give Galaxy its second MLS title. He also holds the worst record for shooting percentage in the MLS, with 62 shots and 1 goal, which incidentally came from a penalty.
And he almost missed that PK – the shot bounced off a post and luckily went in – Galaxy fans will recall.
Anyway, bask in the brilliance that is Pando here: