2013 AT&T Goal of the Year

A goal is a goal in soccer no matter which way you slice it, but any fan of the game will tell you some are better than others.

From the long-range blasts and flying volleys to the soft, sweet chips and the flowing combination plays, great goals come in many different forms, and it's only right to honor the best of the 845 goals that were scored in the 2013 MLS season.

Just like the previous two competitions, the 2013 AT&T Goal of the Year contest will feature 64 of the year's best goals in a World Cup style tournament that will feature a series of group stages designed to whittle the field all the way down from 64 to the year's best goal.

Here's how it works:

  • 64 goals are nominated: the 35 winners of the AT&T Goal of the Week fan vote plus 29 goals chosen by the MLSsoccer.com's editorial staff.
  • The First Round (voting open Oct. 30-Nov. 6) consists of the 64 nominated goals, placed in 16 groups of four. The top two in each group, as determined by an online vote, advance to the Second Round.
  • The Second Round (Nov 8-11) consists of the 32 remaining goals, placed into eight groups of four. The top two in each group, as determined by an online vote, advance to the Round of 16.
  • The Round of 16 (Nov. 13-20) consists of the 16 remaining goals, placed in four groups of four. The top goal in each group, as determined by an online vote, advance to the Final group.
  • The Final Group (Nov. 25-29) consists of the 4 remaining goals. The AT&T Goal of the Year winner will again be determined by an online vote on MLSsoccer.com.
  • The winner of the 2013 AT&T Goal of the Year will be announced on Thursday, December 5.

First Round

Group A Group B Group C Group D
D. Valeri (POR) vs. NY
J. Morales (RSL) vs. CHV
R. Guy (NE) vs. RSL
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. CHI
J. McInerney (PHI) vs. DC
L. Gil (RSL) vs. VAN
T. Henry (NY) vs. MTL
O. Martins (SEA) vs. RSL
D. Kobayashi (VAN) vs. CLB
D. Oduro (CLB) vs. MTL
Y. Alvarez (RSL) vs. TOR
L. Donovan (LA) vs. CHV
W. Johnson (POR) vs. SJ
A. Gordon (SJ) vs. LA
A. Saborio (RSL) vs NY
M. Diaz (DAL) vs. VAN
Group E Group F Group G Group H
J. Villarreal (LA) vs. TOR
R. Wallace (POR) vs. DC
D. de Rosario (DC) vs. TOR
D. Valeri (POR) vs. COL
D. Powers (COL) vs. POR
R. Findley (RSL) vs. SJ
R. Keane (LA) vs. RSL
J. Morales (RSL) vs. POR
C. Wondolowski (SJ) vs. SEA
Michel (DAL) vs. SEA
J. Agudelo (NE) vs. CHI
J. Anibaba (CHI) vs. DAL
M. Rosales (SEA) vs. SJ
D. Yedlin (SEA) vs. COL
C. Weaver (HOU) vs. CLB
D. Russell (TOR) vs. DC
Group I Group J Group K Group L
W. Johnson (POR) vs. COL
R. Johnson (POR) vs. HOU
E. Torres (CHV) vs. VAN
D. Arnaud (MTL) vs. SEA
Camilo (VAN) vs. POR
K. Rowe (NE) vs. PHI
H. Camara (MTL) vs. POR
J. Smith (COL) vs. PHI
T. Henry (NY) vs. PHI
J. Jeffrey (DC) vs. TOR
J. Benitez (DAL) vs. VAN
Kleberson (PHI) vs. TOR
J. Morales (RSL) vs. DAL
K. Alhassan (POR) vs. SEA
R. Wallace (POR) vs. SEA
T. Bowen (CHV) vs. VAN
Group M Group N Group O Group P
F. Higuain (CLB) vs. NY
J. Osorio (TOR) vs. NY
K. Miller (VAN) vs. NE
G. Torres (COL) vs. VAN
D. Nagbe (POR) vs. DAL
D. Valeri (POR) vs. CHI
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. NE
T. Henry (NY) vs. CHI
K. Alhassan (POR) vs. SEA
T. Cahill (NY) vs. HOU
F. Higuain (CLB) vs. TOR
B. Feilhaber (SKC) vs. COL
G. Barnes (HOU) vs. SEA
D. Valeri (POR) vs. CHV
Camilo (VAN) vs. CHI
Q. Amarikwa (CHI) vs. RSL

Second Round

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
D. Valeri (POR) vs. NY
W. Johnson (POR) vs. SJ
D. de Rosario (DC) vs. TOR
D. Powers (COL) vs. POR
D. Kobayashi (VAN) vs. CLB
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. CHI
M. Rosales (SEA) vs. SJ
E. Torres (CHV) vs. VAN
T. Henry (NY) vs. MTL
Y. Alvarez (RSL) vs. TOR
D. Russell (TOR) vs. DC
H. Camara (MTL) vs. POR
J. Morales (RSL) vs. POR
L. Gil (RSL) vs. VAN
T. Bowen (CHV) vs. VAN
J. Benitez (DAL) vs. VAN
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
W. Johnson (POR) vs. COL
J. Morales (RSL) vs. DAL
A. Saborio (RSL) vs. NY
Michel (DAL) vs. SEA
D. Valeri (POR) vs. COL
J. Jeffrey (DC) vs. TOR
D. Valeri (POR) vs. CHV
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. NE
J. Agudelo (NE) vs. CHI
Camilo (VAN) vs. CHI
K. Miller (VAN) vs. NE
J. Osorio (TOR) vs. NY
Camilo (VAN) vs. POR
K. Alhassan (POR) vs. TOR
D. Nagbe (POR) vs. DAL
T. Cahill (NY) vs. HOU

Semifinal Round

Group I Group II Group III Group IV
D. Valeri (POR) vs. NY
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. NE
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. CHI
D. Russell (TOR) vs. DC
E. Torres (CHV) vs. VAN
J. Agudelo (NE) vs. CHI
J. Jeffrey (DC) vs. TOR
Michel (DAL) vs. SEA
T. Henry (NY) vs. MTL
Camilo (VAN) vs. CHI
W. Johnson (POR) vs. COL
D. Powers (COL) vs. POR
J. Benitez (DAL) vs. VAN
Camilo (VAN) vs. POR
D. Nagbe (POR) vs. DAL
J. Morales (RSL) vs. POR

Finals

  • D. Valeri (POR) vs. NY
  • Camilo (VAN) vs. POR
  • J. Agudelo (NE) vs. CHI
  • T. Henry (NY) vs. MTL

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