MLS Goal of the Week: Week 3 – Vote Now!

The third week of the 2015 Major League Soccer season is behind us and that means it’s time to vote for your Goal of the Week once again.

There were just 10 goals scored in the eight games this weekend and we’ve picked out five of what we think are the best for you to choose from.

Vote for your favourite goal from Week 3 below before Thursday at midnight. The winning goal will be announced on Friday.

Goal A: Bradley Wright-Phillips – New York Red Bulls

Goal B: Harry Shipp – Chicago Fire

Goal C: Ryan Hollingshead – FC Dallas

Goal D: Octavio Rivero – Vancouver Whitecaps

Goal E: Robbie Keane – LA Galaxy

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MLSGB Goal of the Week: Innocent Emeghara takes Week 2 award

Our second Goal of the Week vote is now closed and you have voted San Jose Earthquakes attacker Innocent Emeghara for this week’s award.

Emeghara made the most of his first start for the Earthquakes as he scored his side’s third goal in that impressive 3-2 win against the Seattle Sounders last weekend.

His solo effort saw him carry the ball half the pitch, eventually cutting inside Brad Evans and slotting into the far corner, leaving Evans on the floor.

The San Jose DP took the Week 2 award with 60% of the votes. David Villa was the runner-up for his excellent finish in New York City FC’s 2-0 win against New England.

Here’s another look at your Goal of the Week for Week 2:

Innocent Emeghara’s fine goal against Seattle Sounders (via Seattle Sounders on YouTube):

MLS Goal of the Week: Week 2 – Vote now!

The second round of matches in the new MLS season provided us with plenty of goals this weekend as there were 25 goals scored in the eight matches.

That’s a big rise from the 16 scored last weekend, even though there were two fewer matches and it’s now time for you to vote for your favourite goal of week 2!

We’ve picked five of what we think are the best goals this weekend and you can vote for your favourite below. Voting will close at midnight in the UK on Thursday.

Goal A: Fabian Castillo – FC Dallas

Goal B: Fanendo Adi – Portland Timbers

Goal C: David Villa – New York City FC

Goal D: Innocent Emeghara – San Jose Earthquakes

Goal E: Javier Morales – Real Salt Lake

MLSGB Goal of the Week winner: Mix Diskerud

The results for our first MLS Goal of the Week vote are now in with New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud convincingly winning the award for the first week of the season for his fine curled effort against Orlando City on Sunday night.

Diskerud’s goal was a historic one for NYCFC as it was the expansion franchises’ first ever MLS goal and the USMNT star has scooped our first Goal of the Week award to top off a fine week.

Diskerud earned 55% of the votes this week with Clint Dempsey in second place with 20% of the votes and Lloyd Sam coming in third with 17%.

So here’s another look at your Goal of the Week for week one:

Mix Diskerud’s curled strike against Orlando City (via MLS on YouTube):

MLS Goal of the Week: Week 1 – Vote now!

The first weekend of the 2015 Major League Soccer season is behind us and we’ve seen all 20 teams in action in what was a dramatic but exciting round of matches.

There were 16 goals scored in the ten matches this week but it’s time for you to choose what you think was the best goal of the opening weekend.

We’ve picked what we think are the five best goals from week 1 and now it’s up to you to vote for your favourite before Thursday night. Voting will close at midnight in the UK on Thursday.

Goal A: Clint Dempsey – Seattle Sounders

Goal B: Lloyd Sam – New York Red Bulls

Goal C: Giles Barnes – Houston Dynamo

Goal D: Mix Diskerud – New York City FC

Goal E: Robbie Keane – LA Galaxy

MLSGB’s MLS Playoffs Goal of the Week

The first week of the 2014 season’s MLS Cup playoffs are over as the first-legs of the conference semi-finals have been played, as well as the knockout games on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City were eliminated at the first hurdle as FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls earned their places in the weekend fixtures with 2-1 victories.

There were 10 goals in the four games over the weekend, including six in the thrilling game between Columbus Crew and New England Revolution, as the Revs came out on top with a 4-2 victory away from home.

It is a goal from that game which is the MLSGB playoff goal of the week: Chris Tierney’s perfectly struck free-kick.

Chris Tierney’s free-kick (via MLS on YouTube)

Tierney rifled a perfect shot into the top-right corner just after halftime to extend the Revs lead to 2-0, and that was the goal that made things look out of reach for the Crew.

Columbus did fight back twice to stay in the tie, but it will take a monumental effort to progress into the Eastern Conference final as they need to overturn the 4-2 deficit in New England on Sunday.

Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal from an incredible backheel by Thierry Henry deserves to be mentioned, but Tierney’s strike takes the Goal of the Week award this week.

What do you think was the best goal of the week from the MLS Playoff games?

MLSGB’s final MLS Goal of the Week for 2014 Season

The 2014 MLS regular season came to an end on Sunday night, after what has been another thrilling year of soccer.

Seattle Sounders clinched the MLS Supporters’ Shield with a 2-0 win over LA Galaxy, while Vancouver sealed the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win at home to the Colorado Rapids.

The playoffs await now, as the drama looks set to continue right up to the MLS Cup on December 7.

Our final Goal of the Week award goes to the man who equalled the MLS single season goalscoring record with this strike in the final game of the season – Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The Red Bulls striker got his 27th of the season thanks to a brace against Sporting Kansas City, and although he couldn’t break the record, he tied it with this fine individual goal that sums up his tireless work rate:

Wright-Phillips won the Golden Boot for his achievements this year, but his Red Bull teammates must now prepare to host Kansas City in the Eastern Conference knockout round game on Thursday night.

MLSGB’s MLS Goal of the Week: Week 32

The penultimate week of the MLS regular season saw 20 goals scored in the nine matches played, and included plenty of individual efforts.

The MLSGB team has picked the one goal which we think deserves the award this week, and it comes from New England’s midfield maestro Lee Nguyen.


(Video courtesy of MLS on YouTube)

Nguyen has been excellent all season, and his two goals on Thursday night saw the Revs come from behind to beat the Houston Dynamo.

Jermaine Jones’ phenomenal through ball to Kevin Alston opened up the play, and the cross found Nguyen, who calmly shifted the ball on to his right-foot before firing a perfect shot into the top-right corner of the net.

New England will now be looking to end the season on a high against Toronto FC before going far in the playoffs.

What was your goal of the week? And how far will the Revs go in the playoffs?

MLSGB Goal of the week – week 13

This week we had a tough choice of choosing between two wonderful goals scored during this weekend’s action but were all stunned by the quality of the goal scored by Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson in their thrilling 4-3 Cascadia Cup loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

San Jose’s Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi came close to taking the honour after his long range striker won the game for the Earthquakes against FC Dallas but Johnson’s goal was sublime, particularly the hold up play and assist provided by Fanendo Adi.