GALLERY: Shots of the Week in MLS, Week 18 | THE SIDELINE
In case you missed it, Week 18 provided perhaps the wildest, drama-filled, goals-galore weekend of Major League Soccer action that anyone has ever seen. With that, this week's submissions into "MLS Shots of the Week":
Saturday may have been the last game on-loan defender Steven Caldwell plays for Toronto FC, and it certainly didn't go as he would have liked, just like most of the others he has contested with the still-scuffling Reds.
Something tells me that Zac MacMath should probably cool it and appreciate the fact this game-tying goal from Blas Perez wasn't the game-winning goal, as it should have been.
Blas Pérez, you were robbed of what should have been your first goal, so you can celebrate this small slice of 97th-minute justice as exhuberantly as you would like.
Daniele Paponi had himself a game this week, as he scored not just one spectacular curling effort but two goals for the Montreal Impact, including what he may have thought would be this game-winning goal in the 72nd minute.
Hassoun Camara, you crazy and take a bow, son. If you haven't seen this Goal of the Year nominee yet, I suggest you do so now. Enough said.
Camara's mind-boggling goal counts for only one, though, and unfortunately for the Impact the Rapids scored a pair of late goals, including Tony Cascio's (right) 96th-minute winner.
Crew forward Jairo Arrieta did some serious work to score a game-tying goal early in the second half, easily beating reigning MLS Defender of the Year Matt Besler in the process.
It wasn't enough, though, as Kei Kamara put in a vintage Kei Kamara performance by scoring twice, including this game-winner with 10 minutes left to play.
Sporting Kansas City took a much-needed three points at home against the Crew, righting the wronged ship with their first league win since May 12.
Everything was looking rosy for the LA Galaxy when Marcelo Sarvas scored this early goal in Saturday's Cali Clasico, and even better when Héctor Jiménez doubled the lead with only 25 minutes left to play.
But, oh, those Goonies. Two goals from Alan Gordon sandwiched around this Shea Salinas equalizer — the final two in second-half stoppage time — gave the Earthquakes all three points, and perhaps a shot of adrenaline to jump start their sputtering season.
Can the Earthquakes play every game at Stanford Stadium, at least until their brand new soccer stadium is complete? Another brilliant classic in the Clasico.
In a lot of weeks that didn't have Hassoun Camara's sitting bicycle-kick goal, Jonny Steele's effort on Sunday would have garnered a few Goal of the Week votes.