David Ousted is in his first season with the Chicago Fire, and has started the MLS 2019 regular season well, with a series of key saves to keep the Fire in the games.
But the goalkeeper gave a gift to his former team on Friday, and with gratitude they took advantage.
The Fire received the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at the SeakGeek Stadium on MLS Friday Night on TSN, and with the game scoreless at the start of the second half, Ousted ventured too far into Jon Erice's floating cross, then tried to avoid the handling of the ball outside the field. patio box. While pushing the ball, went straight to the path of Yordy Reyna, who pounced and scored in the empty net.
Defeated, who played for the Whitecaps from 2013-17, offered a break to a player and team that has not seen many this season.
The Whitecaps entered the game on Friday without winning in 2019, with just one point won in five games. While they did not end up winning, since the game ended in a 1-1 draw, it led to another result for a team that worked desperately for points at this point.
And Reyna, who is coming off his best season in MLS, when he scored six goals and 11 badists, has not yet been able to get back on track, so the Chicago goal could start his season.
Reyna's head coach, Marc Dos Santos, admitted in training this week that he is still trying to improve the skills of the Peruvian.
"Yordy has been unstable," Dos Santos told reporters. "I believe in the tools he has, I think he's a 1-v-1 player who can create things, who can be a player who can make a difference at any moment." What I'm still learning about Yordy is "It's a bit like There are high moments and then there are very low moments. "
Dos Santos seemed to evoke the FIFA rankings while trying to find consistency in the advancement of Reyna's production.
"I have to find a way as a coach to try to find, Ok, instead of having 80 and then 15, and 75 and 20, can it be a 70-year-old boy? It's where I want to find to help him."
For his part, Ousted took over the joke after the game when he confronted the journalists.
"I made a mistake, it was that simple, I told the guys when I entered the dressing room that I apologized for getting into that hole and that it was a mistake on my part, it hurts, especially in a game like this where" We need three points, and I think we had the most opportunities, but that's the nature of the position, "he said.