The Sounders second goal from their 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake once again has been credited to Tyrone Marshall, with an assist to Freddie Ljungberg.
The goal seemed initially to have come on a Marshall header of the Ljungberg cross. However, on game night it went into the books as an own goal. Then MLS reviewed and reversed the ruling, crediting to goal to Marshall -- who gave what must have been one of the longest-delayed goal celebrations in soccer history after practice today when Sigi Schmid told him the news.
“He was very happy. He was excited about it," Schmid said. "I think Freddie Ljungberg was excited to have the assist. Again, I guess it was tough to tell a little bit on the replay is what they were saying. But it was certainly a well-placed kick. It was in the right area. Tyrone’s right there. So if it went off [Nat] Borchers head with pressure from Tyrone or if it would have gone off Tyrone’s head, the ball was well played and the runs were good and that’s the reason we got the goal.”
Marshall says MLS finally got it right.
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"I thought it was a goal in the first place," he said. "I don't know why it was taken away from me. ... No defender wants to take credit for an own goal, so I'll take it."