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‘Boyzzz’ regrets costly miss

‘Boyzzz’ regrets costly miss

Posted: 30 October 2008 Time: 7:00 am

DC United midfielder-cum striker Thabiso ‘Boyzzz’ Khumalo has spoken about his costly miss at the weekend saying he regrets that it denied his Major League Soccer side a place in this year’s playoff finals.

The South African-born player, three minutes into the field as a 70th minute substitute, missed from six yards with an open goal following a scramble from a corner.

When scoring looked easier, he directed his strike against the crossbar and the rebound was cleared as Columbus Crew eventually denied DC United a berth in the quarterfinals. It was the first time in years that DC has missed the playoffs.

Khumalo says the miss still haunts him.

“I still regret the miss. If I had scored we would be talking about the team playing in the playoffs on Thursday,” he tells KickOff.com from his United States base.

The 1-0 scoreline is not a true reflection of the weekend’s game as DC United had Columbus Crew on the ropes for the better part of the match.

Despite the setback the Soweto-born player says the team showed character, adding: “Anyway, we gave it all our best although things did not go our way.”

The failure to qualify for the playoffs sums up a disappointing campaign for the Washington team, rated the best in the MLS.

Last week, they bombed out of the CONCACAF Champions League after finishing bottom of their four-team group.

‘Boyzzz’, who is on three-month contract loan following a move from Pittsburgh Riverhounds, is enjoying a rich vein of form that has earned him a staring berth.

US reports suggested the team wants to make the move outright, but Khumalo preferred not to delve into the speculation.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:18 am
phew.its been a hassle.at last iv managed.been busy buying out the opprenhiemas of debeers from their mines.now that iv succeded i need a psl team to buy.i was thinking olando pirates or kaizer chiefs.or i can buy them both.man they are struggling.any advice proff?
Proffesor
posted: 08:22 am
Hola hola!

Today I guess everyone is gonna speak positive as all the BIG 3 WON! Hehehe! i will play my playstation today till maybe kickoff post a story abt some1 being fired or something cool.

great games izolo.
remember pay ur TV licences people.
its the rite thing 2 do!
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 am
"The South African-born player, three minutes into the field as a 70th minute substitute, missed from six yards with an open goal following a scramble from a corner"

Some idiots in this forum wanted this fool to be included in BB,typical illeterate SA fans.
Anonymous
posted: 08:33 am
Supersport United are going to defend this league, if the latest perfomance is way to go by...I hope Sunflower will give them a big run for their money...it is still early to predict coz Wits the same last season...well done Mantsatsa a Pitori
Anonymous
posted: 08:56 am
santos will win the leage followed by supersport and bay united.pirates is going to get relegated and sundowns is going to the play offs while chiefs finishes tenth
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:17 am
who is this boy?
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:28 am
Guys Believe me. The Absa Psl Leugue is going to Pretoria. Sundowns or Supersport: Mark my words.
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 am
tivani-Guys Believe me. The Absa Psl Leugue is going to Pretoria. Sundowns or Supersport: Mark my words.

santos-1
supersport-2
bay united-3
finish and klaar
Anonymous
posted: 09:36 am
Ladies & Gentlemen, let us not pre-empt as to where the title is going to as it is way to early. S.Sport started the 07/08 campaign very bad and ended up winning it. They might even "peak" to early and do not forget that they are still to play in Africa. To mention Sundowns as potential contenders, is like shooting yourself in the foot, but who knows ?????
Anonymous
posted: 09:39 am
Tebs, keep on dreaming with your predictions broer cause it is natural to daydream sometimes
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