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Watch German goalie's embarrassing own goal against the U.S.

June 03, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

You have to figure that German goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen is looking for a large rock to live under in the wake of Sunday's embarrassing own goal against the U.S. in a friendly played in Washington.

It's one thing for a defender to accidentally slam the ball into his own net, but to let a simple back pass get by you? Not good.

As you can see in the video above, Ter Stegen seemed to not know what to do when the ball was sent to him, hesitating then almost avoiding the ball entirely.

Ter Stegen, 21, was making only his third national team appearance.

“My team was sleepy at times,” Germany Coach Joachim Loew said.

Final score? 4-3, U.S. So the own goal essentially gave the U.S. the victory.


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