About three weeks ago MLS had unquestionably its goal of the year, as Vancouver’s enigmatic DP Eric Hassli scored an amazing goal to even his team’s score with Seattle at 2. At the time, pundits and media alike proclaimed it the favorite for goal of the year (or possibly even the best goal ever), unless of course a keeper scored or something equally ridiculous occurred.
Fast forward to Sunday, and the ridiculous may have occurred.
Rookie Darlington Nagbe helped his Portland Timbers get on the board against visiting Kansas City with an incredible goal. A shot is punched wide by SKC keeper Jimmy Nielsen but right to Nagbe, who collects it, bounces it twice, and unleashes a bullet past his teammate’s head as well as past Nielsen for the goal. It was an incredible shot, considering the ball never touched the ground. So it begs the question: who had a better goal this season, Nagbe or Hassli? Vote and leave comments below.
And, to help with the voting, here is Hassli’s goal: