Diego Valeri's magical finish for the Portland Timbers runs away with Goal of the Week award
Diego Valeri's moment of individual brilliance is the clear-cut winner.
Valeri's cultured finish in the Portland Timbers' 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls won the Goal of the Week award for Week 1 – and it was not even close. The Timbers' Designated Player's clinical strike, his first in MLS, earned 52 percent of the vote, beating Davy Arnaud's lob for the Montreal Impact by a full 35 percent.
Valeri found the back of the net against the Red Bulls in a swift motion, receiving a pass before flicking it up to himself and placing a shot just inside the far post with the outside of his boot.
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Final Vote Tally (online poll and text vote):
1. Diego Valeri (POR), 52%
2. Davy Arnuad (MTL), 17%
3. Alvaro Saborio (RSL), 14%
4. Federico Higuain (CLB), 9%
5. Gershon Koffie (VAN), 8%