2011 MLS Goal of the Year: How the voting works

Vote for the MLS Goal of the Year
 

Which goals wowed you in 2011? Vote for your favorites!

They are the reason the game is played: the goals! And there were plenty of really great ones this year, from Eric Hassli's incredible world-sensation volley to Brek Shea's dribbling wondergoal. 

Because of all the great goals, this year, we have expanded the competition for the AT&T Goal of the Year to 64 goals. We've also organized a World Cup-style tournament, complete with group stages.

Here's how it all works:

  • 64 goals will be nominated: the 32 winners of the AT&T Goal of the Week plus 32 goals chosen by a panel of MLSsoccer.com's editorial staff
  • The First Round (voting open Oct. 25-29) will consist of the 64 nominated goals, placed in 16 groups of four. The top two in each group, as determined by an online vote, will advance to the Second Round.
  • The Second Round (Oct 30-Nov 2) will consist of the 32 remaining goals, placed into eight groups of four. The top two in each group, as determined by an online vote, will advance to the Round of 16.
  • The Round of 16 (Nov 3-10) will consist of the 16 remaining goals, placed in four groups of four. The top goal in each group, as determined by the combination of online voting and text voting, will advance to the Final group.
  • The Final Four (Nov 11-14) will consist of the 4 remaining goals, placed in a group. The AT&T Goal of the Year winner will be determined by the combination of online voting and text voting.

 

First Round

Group A Group B Group C Group D

J. Agudelo (NY) vs. SEA
L. Gil (RSL) vs. NY
A. Gordon (TOR) vs. LA
D. De Rosario (DC) vs. SJ 

J. Martina (TOR) vs. POR
D. Beckham (LA) vs. CHI
B. Shea (DAL) vs. TOR
J. Gardner (CLB) vs. SEA

J. Agudelo (NY) vs. DC
K. Cooper (POR) vs VAN
A. Dixon (HOU) vs. RSL
N. LaBrocca (CHV) vs. CHI

T. Henry (NY) vs. LA
K. Stephenson (SJ) vs. SEA
E. Gaven (CLB) vs DC
T. Bunbury (SKC) vs. VAN

Voting for Groups A-D is now closed.

 

Group E Group F Group G Group H

C. Ruiz (PHI) vs. CHI
J. Alexandre (RSL) vs. VAN
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. DAL
T. Henry (NY) vs. DAL

E. Hassli (VAN) vs. SEA
L. Neagle (SEA) vs. CLB
Jackson (DAL) vs. CLB
J. Braun (CHV) vs. NY 

F. Montero (SEA) vs. TOR
C. Wondolowski (SJ) vs. NE
B. Shea (DAL) vs. KC
M. Farfan (PHI) vs. DC

D. Nagbe (POR) vs. SKC
K. Beckerman (RSL) vs. PHI
M. Mondaini (CHV) vs. NE
M. Pappa (CHI) vs. KC

Voting for Groups E-H is now closed.

Group I Group J Group K Group L

K. Kamara (SKC) vs. TOR
O. White (SEA) vs. CHI
L. Donovan (LA) vs. VAN
S. Le Toux (PHI) vs. RSL 

R. Torres (PHI) vs. COL
J. Perlaza (POR) vs. CHI
B. Mullan (COL) vs. CLB
T. Henry (NY) vs. CHI

A. Moffat (HOU) vs. POR
A. Fernandez (SEA) vs DC
A. Najar (DC) vs. PHI
B. Convey (SJ) vs. NE

G. Zusi (SKC) vs. POR
C. Ruiz (PHI) vs. NE
S. Grazzini (CHI) vs DC
M. Perovic (NE) vs. SKC

Click HERE to see the goals and vote on Groups I-L. Voting open until 11:59 pm PT, Oct 28.

Group M Group N Group O Group P

D. Chiumiento (VAN) vs. NY
L. Neagle (SEA) vs. RSL
N. LaBrocca (CHV) vs. VAN
Juninho (LA) vs. SEA

F. Montero (SEA) vs. VAN
B. Shea (DAL) vs. LA
D. De Rosario (DC) vs. RSL
Camilo (VAN) vs. SKC

D. Cruz (HOU) vs. POR
T. Wahl (SEA) vs. NE
E. Renteria (CLB) vs. CHI
A. Rochat (VAN) vs. PHI

A. Moffat (HOU) vs. LA
D. Beckham (LA) vs. SKC
J. Cunningham (CLB) vs. SEA
D. Richards (NY) vs. POR