July 29, 2009 — Garth Brooks has made plenty of money in his career, but on Sunday he didn't handle it very well.
Garth and Trisha Yearwood served as captains for Chelsea, a British soccer team, when it played a game in the World Football Challenge at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In that role, Garth conducted the pre-game coin toss, but flubbed it on camera. Garth apparently tossed the coin right into his own face, and a photo of the incident appeared on TMZ.com.
Garth likely laughed it off — he had much bigger concerns on the day. He captained the Chelsea team in a fund-raising capacity: The ballclub's global charity affiliate, Right To Play, is partnered with his own Teammates For Kids Foundation.
"Connecting the two charities at a world-class soccer event helps bring recognition to the importance of helping children through sports," Garth told Goal.com.
Garth's awkward coin toss didn't fa ze Chelsea. The team shut out Club America 2-0, according to The Dallas Morning News, claiming the title in the World Football Challenge, a six-city round robin tournament.
Garth was not the first country artist to venture into the new Cowboys Stadium. That honor belonged to George Strait, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Lee Ann Womack, who played a grand-opening concert at the facility in June.