Agoos hooks Goal of the Week
A left-footed free-kick from 25 yards out by San Jose Earthquakes defender Jeff Agoos in a 3-1 victory over the MetroStars last Saturday was voted by fans as the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week for the week ending June 12, 2004 (Week 11). The Earthquakes captain's strike was his 11th career goal, four of them coming off a restart.
The weekly Goal of the Week winner is determined from a selection of finalists through a fan vote conducted on the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week section of Major League Soccer's official web site: www.MLSnet.com - (56K|384K).
Agoos edged out teammate Brian Mullan's individual run to goal by gaining 26 percent of the vote compared to 24 percent. Creative goals by the Columbus Crew's Jeff Cunningham, a diving header by the Revolution's Clint Dempsey and Galaxy midfielder Andreas Herzog's left-footed strike also received votes for their efforts.
Veteran defender Agoos, who is the only player to have won five MLS Cups, tee'd up a free kick from 25 yards. After a touch by Mulrooney to widen the angle from outside the left center of the box, Agoos lifted the ball over the defensive wall and placed it inside the right post, leaving MetroStars goalkeeper Zach Wells with no chance. In 2003, Agoos scored on a free kick against the Crew on May 17, and then from the penalty spot on Aug. 26 versus Dallas.
Streaming video highlights and goals from MLS games are available for viewing every weekend on MLSnet.com just hours after the conclusion of the final match of the weekend. The Sierra Mist Goal of the Week winner is announced the following Wednesday.
At the end of the regular season, each of the 29 Goal of the Week winners selected throughout the season will be featured in voting for the Sierra Mist MLS Goal of the Year, an award presented annually to the author of the season's most spectacular scoring play. The Sierra Mist Goal of the Year award will be presented at the annual Gala Awards ceremony in the days leading up to MLS Cup 2004.
2004 SIERRA MIST GOAL OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
Week 1: Alecko Eskandarian (D.C. United)
Week 2: Ronald Cerritos (D.C. United)
Week 3: Dwayne De Rosario (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 4: Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 5: Joe Franchino (New England Revolution)
Week 6: Cornell Glen (MetroStars)
Week 7: Jaime Moreno (D.C. United)
Week 8: Freddy Adu (D.C. United)
Week 9: John Wolyniec (MetroStars)
Week 10: Damani Ralph (Chicago Fire)
Week 11: Jeff Agoos (San Jose Earthquakes)