Missed it by that much. And by that I mean the dude’s fragile larynx, not the ball.
FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew met up Saturday night in MLS action, with Columbus triumphing 2-1 on goals by Justin Meram and Sebastian Miranda. Aside from his goal, Meram was involved in a rather inglorious event when he went up to attempt a bicycle kick, only to end up booting FC defender Hernan Pertuz in the throat mere moments after Pertuz headed the ball away.
Meram’s poor decision to try a bicycle kick with two defenders in such close proximity earned him a yellow card, and a shaking of the collective heads of football purists everywhere.