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Cyle Larin Scored with his Chest, but Jay Heaps Was First

Let's compare Cyle Larin's 2015 goal with Jay Heaps' 2009 goal!

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, rookie Cyle Larin scored his first MLS goal, using his chest to redirect a Kevin Molino cross. Orlando City SC would go on to beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 after Kaka finished a late penalty. Scoring the game winner is obviously a highlight for Larin, but it should be noted that current New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps invented the chest goal.

Captured by a camera at practice in April 2009, Heaps can be seen darting forward before making a Superman-esque dive at the ball. The defender refuted claims that it was a handball, saying that the goal was scored with his chest.

Now, let's compare it to Larin's goal.

Sure, Heaps' tally was scored on the practice pitch while Larin's happened at Providence Park, one of the most intimidating venues in MLS. Still, Heaps does get points for diving forward since Larin was basically in the right place at the right time.

What do you think of the two goals? Was Heaps' a handball? Let us know in the comments section below.