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VIDEO: Carlos Salcedo’s new tackling technique may need some work

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The Mexican international got himself booked for a bizarre challenge on American wunderkind Christian Pulisic.

Mexico v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
To quote Rooster Cogburn, “Well, that didn’t pan out.”
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Carlos Salcedo arrived in Florence with a reputation as the kind of defender who’s not afraid to stick his leg in and do some damage every once in a while. While he’s actually kept a lid on that kind of behavior with Fiorentina, his inexplicable attempt to stop Christian Pulisic with his rib cage (Shoulder? Hip?) was quite a reminder that he’s still that same player.

Guatemalan referee Walter Lopez went straight to his pocket, which wasn’t too surprising in a typically contentious match. We here at Viola Nation applaud el Titan for his attempt to innovate in the field of tackling. Once perfected, this new method should be simply to much for anyone to overcome. Also, what the heck, Carlos?