Lee Nguyen Nominated for MLS Goal of the Week
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen's 65th minute strike against the Houston Dynamo last Thursday night is one of five nominees for MLS Goal of the Week for Week 32.
The nominated goal, which was Nguyen's first of two in the game, tied the score at 1-1 and helped the Revs claim a 2-1 victory on the road. Nguyen has a team-best - and career-high - 17 goals this season. This is his third goal of the week nomination on the year.
With the Revs trailing 1-0 in the 65th minute, Nguyen scored his 16th goal of the season to level the match. Jermaine Jones played in Kevin Alston behind the Dynamo defense and the left back played a low, first-time pass to the feet of Nguyen at the top of the penalty area. Nguyen dragged the ball past a sliding defender before curling a right-footed shot into the upper corner to even the score.
The score remained 1-1 until Nguyen stepped up again in the 87th minute, scoring his second goal of the game, 17th of the season and his MLS-best eighth game-winning goal this year.
Nguyen and the rest of the Revolution conclude the MLS regular season on Saturday, October 25, when they host Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be televised by Comcast SportsNet and carried on the radio by 1510AM WUFC.
Following Saturday's match, the Revs will enter the MLS Cup Playoffs as the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed. The Revolution will play the No. 3 seed on the road, either November 1 or 2, in Leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, before returning home to Gillette Stadium for Leg 2 on either November 8 or 9.
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