This trick corner has worked perfectly for some players and teams, but not this time. The Columbus Crew try to pull off the trick corner move where you touch the ball outside of the circle area on a corner kick and then have another player run over and take the soccer ball, surprising the other team. But Minnesota United was having none of it and read the play right away, rushing over to win the ball.
When this trick corner comes off, like it did for Manchester United’s Rooney and Giggs, it’s genius, when it doesn’t, it’s quite embarrassing. Not an Oscar winning acting performance by the Columbus Crew’s Pedro Santos…
Santos tries to act all nonchalant about it, looking away, rolling the ball out of the circle, but it’s not a Daniel Day-Lewis worthy move.
— Maximiliano Bretos (@MaxBretosSports) July 29, 2020