Soccer

This New England Revolution goal was very weird and lucky

Shooter's bounce?

Juan Agudelo (left) and Diego Fagundez celebrate during Saturday's game in Foxborough. Michael Dwyer / AP

The New England Revolution got not one but two lucky bounces in the lead-up to their third goal Saturday against Toronto FC.

Receiving a cross from striker Juan Agudelo, Diego Fagundez attempted to chip Toronto goalie Alex Bono, hitting the crossbar with his shot. As the ball hung in the air, at least one Toronto defender appeared positioned to clear it. However, when it fell, it struck the bar a second time, throwing off their timing and setting up Agudelo for a tap-in header.

The Revolution went on to win the game 3-0.

After the game, Agudelo said he had never scored, or even seen a goal like that — not even on TV.

Toronto was less lucky Saturday, hitting the woodwork twice during the game, but never netting a goal.

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