San Jose GK Bingham scores from own end in friendly win over West Brom

Bingham (Getty Images)

With the San Jose Earthquakes being shut out four times in their last five league games, they needed somebody to step up to snap the team out of its recent funk. As it turns out, that player was rookie goalkeeper David Bingham.

Bingham scored from more than 90 yards, with his long kick bouncing over West Brom's California-born goalkeeper Boaz Myhill to open the scoring in the third minute of San Jose's 2-1 victory in a club friendly Tuesday night.

Khari Stephenson scored just before halftime to give the Earthquakes a 2-0 lead before West Brom's Jerome Thomas sliced the deficit in half in the 53rd minute, beating backup goalkeeper Andrew Weber.

Video of Bingham's goal is after the jump:

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What'd you think of Bingham's goal? Do you see San Jose's offensive woes ending in league play?

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24 Responses to San Jose GK Bingham scores from own end in friendly win over West Brom

  1. donttreadonme says:

    Whoa. Caught somebody by surprise. ;)

  2. Ryan says:

    I was standing in line Sunday night at Kennedy Airport in NYC with some Brits following WBA on their west coast tour. They didn’t sound like they expected much opposition from MLS. I said BOLLACKS to them!

  3. Topher says:

    So one MLS club loses to a USL Pro team and one club beats a Premiership team in the same night. Sounds about right…

  4. mike says:

    my guess is that California born keeper Boaz Myhill won’t be making the trip back to England with WBA

  5. Rev up those Revs says:

    British goalkeeping

  6. Aquaman says:

    That’s the power of the all pink outfit

  7. RK says:

    He’s an American.

  8. RK says:

    I think the fix was in…

  9. mistadobolina says:

    runs like a welshman tho..

  10. shane says:

    What happened to Woy’s side. He always pwoduces an owganized defense. I heaw he’s twying to get Wob Gween to come to West Bwom. That should do the twick.

  11. Brendan says:

    What was the attendance figure?

  12. Brendan says:

    Nevermind, 6,872. That’s really pretty terrible.

  13. otergod says:

    a weekday friendly against a lack luster opponent.

  14. bottlcaps says:

    Great score by the SJ goalkeeper, but I think Mike Magee still leads the league in scoring for goalkeepers.

  15. Chris says:

    Would this officially be called a goal through the run of play? It wasn’t a free kick or a goal kick.

  16. jpc says:

    amazing, certainly one of the best family guy quotes and episodes ever

  17. Price T says:

    West Brom blows…completely different class from Man U…Premiership doesnt mean good

  18. Jon says:

    West Brom isnt exactly a household name…good experience though

  19. Abe says:

    Americans- 1, Eurosnobs- 0

  20. slyboy says:

    Oh $#@@ …..So you mean to tell me not all EPL teams are as good as MANU?! Who woulda thought!!

  21. MC Pharaoh says:

    11,000 capacity stadium on a weekday vs an opponent that no1 cares about.

  22. Sims says:

    the eurosnobs that still dont seem to get it….and there are many

  23. inkedAG says:

    The Danny Cepero goal!

  24. Mikey says:

    West Brom keeper lost the ball in the sun. Completely sucks, but understandable.

    Not taking *anything* away from Bingham. Just pointing out the West Brom keeper isn’t that bad, haha.