In a game that featured attacking talent like reigning Golden Boot winner Sebastian Giovinco and US Men's National Team starter Jozy Altidore, it was actually Kelyn Rowe that opened the scoring during Saturday's match between the New England Revolution and Toronto FC.
In the 14th minute, defender Je-Vaughn Watson sent in a cross from the right side that was nodded home by Rowe. While both the cross and header were beautiful, the Revolution's ability to hold possession ahead of the goal was also impressive.
Kelyn (@Krowe210) Rowe rises high to nod in a Je-Vaughn Watson cross. 1-0 @NERevolution. #NEvTOR https://t.co/38a5Hxbzno— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 9, 2016
The tally got plenty of praise on social media and even drew the attention of Revs legend Taylor Twellman. The ESPN commentator, who knows a thing or two about scoring headers, was pretty impressed.
Watson with a great ball and finish from Rowe was well placed. #NEvTOR— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 9, 2016