A Goal You Dream About: Twellman's Legendary Bicycle Kick | Playoff Moments

There are the goals we score and then there are the goals we dream of scoring. And there is Nov. 8, 2007.

On a freezing night in Foxborough, Massachusetts, after a string of contentious encounters with the Chicago Fire, the New England Revolution found themselves again battling a now-familiar foe, this time in a one-game, winner-take-all Conference Championship. 

New England entered with a chance to earn their third consecutive MLS Cup berth, and desperately wanted to win after losing back-to-back finals in '05 and '06. Chicago was buffeted by a potent mix of veterans and stars, with the likes of Chris Armas, Cuauhtémoc Blanco and CJ Brown on the field, as well as Juan Carlos Osorio at the helm.

In the end, it was Taylor Twellman's one play that separated the two teams. One split-second decision deciding 90 minutes of action. This is the story of that moment.

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