The first three quarters of the Los Angeles Lazers' 3-2 overtime victory over the Kansas City Comets in the Forum Friday night were a Major Indoor Soccer League promoter's nightmare.
Sure, there were enough wild bounces off the boards and shots sent deep into the stands--the kind of action to satisfy indoor fans and drives soccer purists batty.
But it took a brillant goal by Beto, the Brazilian midfielder, with 6:41 left in overtime to ignite the 3,584 fans in the Forum.
It wasn't until the fourth quarter that there was some real action.
The teams scored three goals in a two-minute span. With the Lazers (10-14) leading, 1-0, Keith Furphy scored for Kansas City (10-15) to tie it with 14:20 left.