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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Josh Wolff, shirtless, in the stands


(Richard A. Lipski - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Josh Wolff scored the first goal of D.C. United’s season Saturday evening, and then jumped shirtless into the Barra Brava, earning a caution and almost certainly a mild beer shower.

And you know what? Almost no one wrote about it the next day. Everyone was too busy writing about the Stanky Leg and the Cat Daddy and the incredible Charlie Davies redemption tour.

I mean, this has to be the most-ignored shirtless-in-the-crowd season-opening goal celebration in MLS history. For real. Plus, his ensuing yellow card showed up in at least some match reports as Josh Wolff (caution; Shirt Removal), which is awesome.

The folks from D.C. United.com asked Wolff about his shirtlessness, although I’m not sure he was asked about the number of times he was fondled. Anyhow, his response follows:


“I was maybe a little bit overboard jumping into the fans,” Wolff said. ”But look...we’re a good tight little family, kid-like, and after the goal, obviously excited.”


“Can you walk us through the mindset of sort of saying I’m gonna take my shirt off and jump full force into the throngs of Barra Brava?” he was then asked.


“I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t think about it before,” Wolff said. “It’s certainly always in my mind, figuring out ways to celebrate. Go ask Charlie. Us forwards, we’re a little silly, so if there’s an opportunity to spice it up a bit we do. And the moment felt right. I was cruising that way, took the goal, and I just figured why not? It’s not that far. Just jump a wall, and before you know it, you’re in the fans. But it was good fun, the fans were fantastic as always here, and excited to get the win.”

(Photos via here by Tony Quinn and here by Screaming Eagles.)

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