The San Jose Earthquakes booked their place in the US Open Cup semi-finals after a 3-2 win against LA Galaxy on Monday evening.
The goal of the game, came not courtesy of a magnificent long-range drive or an acrobatic overhead kick, but rather via an incredible phase of pinball in the San Jose box, which ultimately ended in an own-goal.
With the score at 3-1 to San Jose and only seven minutes left, LA looked for a late goal from a corner.
After the ball was swung into the box, it pinged around until eventually, Ariel Lassiter struck a goal-bound effort. However, after being heroically blocked on the line, the ball cannoned in off goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.
As the commentator says – “The rebound, the shot, the save, and it’s in”.
Alas, that bizarre goal wasn’t enough for the Galaxy, with San Jose progressing into the semi-finals.