Diego Valeri's magical finish for the Portland Timbers runs away with Goal of the Week award

Diego Valeri's moment of individual brilliance is the clear-cut winner.

Valeri's cultured finish in the Portland Timbers' 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls won the Goal of the Week award for Week 1 – and it wasn't even close. The Timbers Designated Player's clinical strike, his first in MLS, earned 52 percent of the vote, beating Davy Arnaud's lob for the Montreal Impact by a full 35 percent.

Valeri found the back of the net against the Red Bulls in a swift motion, receiving a pass before flicking it up to himself and placing a shot just inside the far post with the outside of his boot.

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Final Vote Tally (online poll and text vote):

1. Diego Valeri (POR), 52%

2. Davy Arnuad (MTL), 17%

3. Álvaro Saborío (RSL), 14%

4. Federico Higuaín (CLB), 9%

5. Gershon Koffie (VAN), 8%


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