2013 AT&T Goal of the Year

Whose goal was better than the rest in 2013? You vote!

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.

CLICK HERE to see the AT&T Goal of the Week winners for 2013.

And don't forget the goalkeepers. Check back on MLSsoccer.com for 2013 Save of the Year voting, which will start on Saturday, November 2.

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

Voting for Groups A-D is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

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

Voting for Groups E-H is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

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

Voting for Groups I-L is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

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

Voting for Groups M-P is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

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

Voting for Groups 1-4 is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

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

Voting for Groups 5-8 is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

Semifinal Round

Group I

D. Valeri (POR) vs. NY
A. Moffat (HOU) vs. NE
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. CHI
D. Russell (TOR) vs. DC

Voting for Group I is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

Group II

E. Torres (CHV) vs. VAN
J. Agudelo (NE) vs. CHI
J. Jeffrey (DC) vs. TOR
Michel (DAL) vs. SEA

Voting for Group II is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

Group III

T. Henry (NY) vs. MTL
Camilo (VAN) vs. CHI
W. Johnson (POR) vs. COL
D. Powers (COL) vs. POR

Voting for Group III is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

Group IV

J. Benitez (DAL) vs. VAN
Camilo (VAN) vs. POR
D. Nagbe (POR) vs. DAL
J. Morales (RSL) vs. POR

Voting for Group IV is closed, but click HERE to see the goals!

Final Round

Final

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

Final Round voting is now closed, but click HERE to see the goals!