Steven Lenhart is the real-life version of that Mayhem character in the Allstate commercials.
He is collision waiting to happen, a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes who perennially pinballs around, causing havoc for himself, the opposition and for referees.
But the man is effective. Last night he got in on San Jose’s first goal and then scored the late, late game-winner. (Yes, San Jose with yet another late win. Amazing.)
Remember, Lenhart was only in the lineup because Alan Gordon is suspended.
Here are highlights of last night’s win at Buck Shaw, which kept the Earthquakes in top spot in the West.