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Worst pass in MLS history? Diving into film and data after Kipp Keller’s viral backpass

Was it the worst pass in MLS history? We turned to the film and data for answers.

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You can pinpoint the exact moment that Kipp Keller knew he had just made the biggest mistake in his young MLS career.

Keller, the promising 22-year-old American center back and the first defender selected in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, had been mustered from the bench due to an early injury to starter Julio Cascante. In the 77th minute, with Austin FC leading 2-1, Keller dribbled up the field, scanning for passing options to progress the ball out of Austin's defensive third when he was met with pressure from St. Louis City SC left back John Nelson.

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