Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor had a tough start to life in the United States, enduring a challenging debut for Portland Timbers reserves.
The 30-year-old, who joined the Major League Soccer franchise after his Magpies contract expired in the summer, turned out for the second string on Saturday night in their match against Los Angeles Galaxy II.
But his appearance was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
He diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper after just nine minutes in California,...
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has confirmed he will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Stand-in boss John Carver admitted on Thursday evening that the 28-year-old was likely to sit out the remainder of the campaign following his premature exit from his side's 3-3 Premier League draw with Burnley.