The Sidekicks were six seconds away. Last night they were up 5-4 with only six seconds on the clock, against the San Diego Sockers, who had won a record 48 straight games. (There have been longer streaks in college sports, and in tennis, and possibly in professional sports outside of North America, but who’s going to quibble?) The Sockers are an old indoor soccer rival of the Sidekicks from the ’80s, and the team has won the last three PASL championships. The last time they’d lost a game–before last night–was in 2010.
And with six seconds left in the game, with their goalie pulled, San Diego scored and sent the game into overtime. The 4,700 or so people in the crowd got quiet in a hurry. And for the first couple of minutes of overtime, the Sockers dominated, twice hitting the post. But then Dallas native Shaun David turned a long throw into a break away and slipped the ball past San Diego goalie Riley Swift for the game-winning goal. It was David’s second of the game.Â Mohawk-edÂ badass Jamie Lovegrove had four goals for the Sidekicks, after one of which he did a pretty impressive “worm dance.” It was awesome.