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Watch the Montreal goalkeeper gaffe that gave Chicago a huge goal (video)

Sep 28, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

Mike Magee’s goal was so important in so many ways late Saturday at Toyota Park. It was his 18th of the year, keeping his personal Golden Boot hopes alive. Magee remains one behind Montreal’s Marco Di Vaio, who also had a goal Saturday in Bridgeview.

His second goal of the night was also the potential game-winner, giving Chicago a 2-1 lead late. If it turns into three points, they will be three huge points as the Fire cling desperately to the final playoff spot.

So it’s a big of a shame that it came on a huge goalkeeping blunder. Montreal ‘keeper Troy Perkins dithered with the ball and then got stripped by Magee. Once the pair began jostling for possession while moving back toward Montreal’s goal, Perkins never had a chance.

Here is Magee’s goal – and Perkin’s big booboo.

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  1. hildezero - Sep 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Perkins played bad today for Montreal.

  2. smorris793 - Sep 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Poor decision by Troy for sure, but that was a pretty egregious foul by Magee. Lucky not to get a card, luckier to get the goal.

  3. hildezero - Sep 29, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    That’s true. I did notice that, too.

  4. dfstell - Sep 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Yeah…..there’s a lot wrong in that clip. It looked like Perkins just got a little too cute and scuffed it when he went to roll the ball….that threw him off and Magee pounced on him, pulled his shirt to keep him off the ball and score.

    As a keeper, that’s one where you hope a punchable ball comes near his head next corner kick.

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