Sene wins MLS goal of the week honors

Revs’ forward wins for his knuckling shot from distance at Philly on Sunday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Revolution forward Saer Sene (pronounced sigh-AIR SEN) won Major League Soccer’s AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 21, MLS announced today.

Sene’s knuckling shot from distance at Philadelphia on Sunday narrowly edged out Seattle’s Osvaldo Alonso. Sene’s goal captured 27 percent of the fan voting through MLSsoccer.com in the four-day voting period between Monday and Thursday. Alonso’s goal finished with 26 percent of the vote.

Sene, 25, recorded the award-winning goal in the 12th minute on Sunday at Philadelphia. After taking a feed from Kelyn Rowe, Sene took a touch into space and launched his left-footed blast from 28 yards out that beat Union keeper Zac MacMath under the crossbar. 

Sene’s goal of the week nod is his first and the Revolution’s first of the 2012 season. It’s also the club’s first weekly goal honor since Week 2 of the 2010 season when former Rev Kenny Mansally won for his strike against D.C. United on April 3.

The Revolution returns to action on Saturday, August 4, when the team hosts Sporting Kansas City at Gillette Stadium. Comcast SportsNet will televise the game live, while 98.5 The Sports Hub will have the call on the radio. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Prior to the match, Italian giant AC Milan will meet Honduran power Olimpia at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the special doubleheader are still available through all Ticketmaster outlets and start at $35. | GET TICKETS HERE