Kyle Martino ’99 Sets World Record For PKs

Okay, maybe the headline is a little misleading.

Here’s the press release:

On Monday, July 25, the Guinness world record for most consecutive football (soccer) penalty kicks was set at Major League Soccer’s PK Challenge in Herald Square, New York.  The 742 kicks easily surpassed the previous record of 525.

Kyle Martino

Kyle Martino ’99 — former US national team player and current Fox Soccer broadcaster — joined MLS all-stars David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Juan Agudelo and Kyle Beckerman; US women’s national team star Alex Morgan; MLS Commissioner Don Garber, ESPN analyst and former US international Alexi Lalas, and other Manchester United, former World Cup players, New York Red Bulls players, celebrities and local youth soccer players in taking kicks.

Weston soccer enthusiasts were also among the kickers.

No word on how many shooters converted their shots.

Though odds are good that Kyle made his.

One response to “Kyle Martino ’99 Sets World Record For PKs

  1. I was kick #278 (bottom right, great form, clinical finish)

    Ben King took #496 (toe-poke, straight at the goalie, oafish)

    The total conversion rate was somewhere around 50%. It was a great time, kudos to Kyle for emceeing for hours in the rain.

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