Goal of the day: Lee Nguyen (New England) vs Whitecaps | inside World Soccer

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen scored an unbelievable goal from distance in a 4-1 home win over Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

New England player Lee Nguyen shoots to score from long range against Vancouver Whitecaps
New England player Lee Nguyen shoots to score from long range against Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver striker Eric Hassli capped off a neat team move with his third goal in four appearances in all competitions to give the visitors a fifth minute lead.

But New England replied less than a minute later through Nguyen and romped for the remainder of the night with goals Saer Sene and Shalrie Joseph putting the game to bed before the break.

Vancouver perked up a bit after the break, but Nguyen gave the Gillette Stadium crowd a jolt in the 72nd minute with a stunning long-distance strike.

The 25-year-old Vietnamese/American settled Chris Tierney's short throw-in near the corner of the box and after letting the ball bounce, unleashed a 25-yard volley that arched into the far corner of the net.

"Chris threw me a perfect ball, just into space," said Nguyen. "I took a touch and I just wanted to take a shot and put it in the corner. That's just how it worked out."



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