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#ShaveTheBeard: Andrew Farrell Scores First MLS Goal


MLS: New England Revolution at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Farrell has played in 171 total MLS games between the regular season and playoffs since being the top overall pick at the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. His beard has two defunct twitter accounts, he clears at least one ball a game with a bicycle kick simply because he can.

Now, at long last, Andrew Farrell has scored an MLS goal. It’s time to shave the beard.

With the Revs already up 1-0 against the Montreal Impact, Farrell found himself all alone on the backside of the box and pounced on a loose ball that Diego Fagundez couldn’t corral. Impact keeper Evan Bush could only get a partial attempt on Farrell’s hard one-timer as it skipped into the side netting and then chaos ensued.

Long time teammates Teal Bunbury and Diego Fagundez were the first to tackle Farrell in the far corner of Gillette Stadium just as Farrell was one of the first to great Scott Caldwell a few season ago when the midfielder scored his first MLS goal.

Farrell took advantage of an early Impact red card which opened up a lot of space for him on the right side. Prior to the goal, Farrell looked certain to find the scoresheet with an assist at some point in the game. The right back had sent in several dangerous crosses in the first forty-five minutes, including one that earned a corner as the Impact defense blocked out a ball intended for Fagundez.