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Pedro Ribeiro (sorta) scores winner for Orlando City

It was very ugly.

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When Pedro Ribeiro came on for Carlos Rivas in the 54th minute, it was clear that Orlando was looking for a different type of player to lead their line. Rivas, a speedster, hasn't had much success in his first two MLS games. Orlando City SC Manager Adrian Heath decided to sub out the Colombian in favor of the big Brazilian.

Ribeiro, who played as an attacking midfielder in college, but turned out as a striker with the Union, was asked to lead the Lions' line late in the game. Despite some nice build-up play orchestrated by Kevin Molino and Kaka, Ribeiro didn't see too many goalscoring chances come his way. Then this happened.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pure. Beauty. <a href="http://t.co/6DSj3qVH1E">pic.twitter.com/6DSj3qVH1E</a></p>&mdash; Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeremiahOshan/status/576548333784727552">March 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Some nice pressure by Ribeiro led to this error by Tyler Deric, who is in his first season as an MLS starter. Deric has shown his prowess as a shot-stopper over the first two weeks of the season, but this blooper is your reminder that he's still getting used to this thing. As of 10:01 PM EST, the goal is officially an own goal off Deric's hands, but that could certainly change.