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(Video) Fort Lauderdale Strikers Defender Scores Comedy Own Goal, Minnesota United Post Video Mocking Him

It’s all in good fun, but don’t you think the guy felt bad enough without the music and captions?

Minnesota United’s media team have stepped up once again.

The NASL side’s staff continue to post excellent highlights and footage from matches online for fans who have no other way of watching games. Their efforts undoubtedly help a league which, whilst well supported, could always do with more exposure.

Without their sterling efforts, we would never have gotten to see this outstanding own goal from Fort Lauderdale Strikers defender Rafael Alves.

Minnesota were already 1-0 up thanks to a 73rd minute goal from striker Max Griffin, before goalkeeper Matthew van Oekel launched a routine goal-kick downfield.

Alves backpedalled to meet the ball first time, but couldn’t get back quite far enough – his huge looping header flying clean over Strikers goalie Richard Sanchez’s head and into the goal.

Everyone enjoys a good own goal every now and again, but was this video from United really necessary? Let’s hope that Alves has a good sense of humour…

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