2011 AT&T Goal of the Year

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 31-Nov 3) 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 4-11) 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 12-14) 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.
  • The winner of the 2011 AT&T Goal of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, November 16.

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
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
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
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

Second Round

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
D. Chiumiento (VAN) vs. NY
C. Ruiz (PHI) vs. CHI
K. Kamara (SKC) vs. TOR
M. Pappa (CHI) vs. KC
D. De Rosario (DC) vs. SJ
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. DAL
O. White (SEA) vs. CHI
A. Rochat (VAN) vs. PHI
D. Beckham (LA) vs. CHI
E. Hassli (VAN) vs. SEA
R. Torres (PHI) vs. COL
A. Gordon (TOR) vs. LA
B. Shea (DAL) vs. TOR
L. Neagle (SEA) vs. CLB
B. Mullan (COL) vs. CLB
F. Montero (SEA) vs. VAN
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
J. Agudelo (NY) vs. DC
D. Beckham (LA) vs. SKC
L. Neagle (SEA) vs. RSL
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. POR
K. Cooper (POR) vs. VAN
A. Najar (DC) vs. PHI
F. Montero (SEA) vs. TOR
Camilo (VAN) vs. SKC
D. Nagbe (POR) vs. SKC
E. Gaven (CLB) vs. DC
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. POR
B. Shea (LA) vs. SKC
T. Bunbury (SKC) vs. VAN
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. LA
C. Ruiz (PHI) vs. NE
T. Wahl (SEA) vs. NE

Round of 16

Group I Group II Group III Group IV
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. LA
J. Agudelo (NY) vs. DC
F. Montero (SEA) vs. VAN
B. Shea (DAL) vs. KC
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. DAL
E. Hassli (VAN) vs. SEA
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. POR
B. Shea (DAL) vs. TOR
D. Beckham (LA) vs. CHI
T. Wahl (SEA) vs. NE
K. Cooper (POR) vs. VAN
D. Chiumiento (VAN) vs. NY
A. Rochat (VAN) vs. PHI
D. Nagbe (POR) vs. SKC
K. Kamara (SKC) vs. TOR
A. Najar (DC) vs. PHI

Finals

  • F. Montero (SEA) vs. VAN
  • E. Hassli (VAN) vs. SEA
  • D. Chiumiento (VAN) vs. NY
  • D. Nagbe (POR) vs. SKC

RELATED: AT&T Goal of the Week winners for 2011