Savarino Scores, Puts Ball Under Jersey Like A Baby

May 18, 2019, 2:37 PM
Courtesy of RSL...
Courtesy of RSL

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake’s Jefferson Savarino scored the team’s third goal of the game to put RSL up 3-0 over Toronto FC and celebrated by putting the ball under his jersey like a baby.

Not only did Savarino put the ball under his jersey but he also put his thumb in his mouth in celebration. According to soccer lore, a player doing so is an indication that their wife, girlfriend or partner is pregnant.

Savarino scored the baby-celebration goal by receiving a long cross and then executing a quick side-step on his defender before firing a shot on net.

It was Savarino’s second goal of the 2019 season.

Almost immediately after his goal, Toronto star Alejandro Pozuelo was ejected from the game with a red card after several reckless challenges throughout the match. His ejection came after a hard tackle on Bofo Saucedo, who scored RSL’s second goal of the game. Damir Kreilach scored the first goal for RSL.

The match between Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC can be streamed live on or on the KSL TV app.

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