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Breaking Down: Sebastien Le Toux's Game Tying Goal Versus The New England Revolution

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A visual breakdown of what occurred during Sebastien Le Toux's game tying goal against the New England Revolution. (Photo by Scott Kessler)
A visual breakdown of what occurred during Sebastien Le Toux's game tying goal against the New England Revolution. (Photo by Scott Kessler)

Legend: navy blue is the Union, gray/white is New England (to differentiate with the white field lines), yellow is the referee and the lime green is the goalkeeper.

Sebastien Le Toux's second goal of the season from the run of play gave the Philadelphia Union a point, as the team salvaged a draw from a three-goal deficit against the New England Revolution.

The Breakdown:

Sheanon Williams employed one of his now classic throw-ins, tossing the ball about 10 yards from the endline toward the goal. Danny Califf, who was captain for the first time since relinquishing the title to Faryd Mondragon at the start of the season, headed the ball back to outside of the box.

After waiting for the ball to bounce, Carlos Valdes flicked it one-time and the ball floated back into the area. Veljko Paunovic showed sublime vision and ball control, as the Serbian managed to subtly flick the ball to Le Toux off of his shoulder.

Le Toux put his head down and followed through on the ball, which was still in the air. His volley was to the right-middle part of the net, beating Matt Reis, despite the New England goalkeeper having proper positioning on the play.

The goal made the game 4-4, which ended up as the final score.

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