Jurgen Locadia suffered a nightmare moment in MLS action.

But his boss says the on-loan Albion striker also showed why he can play a big part for Cincinnati.

Locadia blazed over an open goal with a golden chance to send his side through to the last eight of the MLS Is Back tournament in Florida.

The striker also saw his spot kick saved as Cincinnati later lost a penalty shoot out after their 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers.



Locadia scored from the spot during the 90 minutes but his nightmare miss late on made the headlines.

He said: "No excuses, I should've scored that goal and helped the team get to the next round. And unfortunately I didn't.

“But it happens to all strikers. So I'm going to keep my head up and keep going in those situations and wait for the next opportunity."

Locadia was returning to action earlier than expected after a quad injury.

He is on loan until next June and Cincinnati could make the move more permanent.

Their boss Jaap Stam said: “You can see when he's on there, he makes a presence.

“He's a presence as a striker. People know him. He's of course a strong guy, a strong player, he's got strong qualities and you can immediately see that when he comes on he's a threat going forward.”

Locadia appears to have no place in Graham Potter’s plans for Albion.