Gonzalez wonder strike earns AT&T GOTW award
Seattle Sounders left back Leo González captured exactly 50 percent of the fan vote to claim the AT&T Goal of the Week award for Week 11.
The Costa Rican's wonder strike in the fifth minute of Saturday's home match against the New England Revolution at Qwest Field opened the flood gates for a resounding 3-0 Sounders victory. It also interrupted Seattle's 270-minute home scoreless streak.
An overlapping run by González put him in position to lash a first time shot from the left corner of the box which swerved past Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
It was the first career goal for González and it handily beat out his nearest competitors for the honor: NYRB forward Juan Pablo Angel (24 percent) and Sounders teammate Steve Zakuani (15 percent). Red Bulls midfielder Seth Stammler, who had a thunderous strike of his own against Chivas USA, finished dead last among the five candidates with only four percent of the vote.
2010 AT&T Goal of the Week Winners
Week 11: Leo González, Seattle Sounders (Watch here.)
Week 10: Shea Salinas, Philadelphia Union (Watch here.)
Week 9: Dominic Oduro, Houston Dynamo (Watch here.)
Week 8: Danny Mwanga, Philadelphia Union (Watch here.)
Week 7: Logan Pause, Chicago Fire (Watch here.)
Week 6: Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes (Watch here.)
Week 5: Fredy Montero, Seattle Sounders FC (Watch here.)
Week 4: Lovel Palmer, Houston Dynamo (Watch here.)
Week 3: Marco Pappa, Chicago Fire (Watch here.)
Week 2: Kenny Mansally, New England Revolution (Watch here.)
Week 1: Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake (Watch here.)