2014 AT&T Goal of the Year

Goals. They're what make the game, and there were plenty on tap this year in MLS. Now it's time for you, the fans, to help decide which of the year's 924 goals was the year's best. We've narrowed the field down for you, but you'll have to take it the rest of the way.

Just like the previous two competitions, the 2014 AT&T Goal of the Year contest will feature 64 of the year's best goals in a 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 32 winners of the AT&T Goal of the Week fan vote plus 32 goals chosen by MLSsoccer.com's editorial staff.
  • The First Round (voting open Oct. 28-Nov. 4) 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 6-9) 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. 12-19) 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. 21-26) 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 2014 AT&T Goal of the Year will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 4.

First Round

Group A Group B Group C Group D
O. Martins (SEA) vs. CHV
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. TOR
F. Higuain (CLB) vs. POR
R. Keane (LA) vs. NE
W. Johnson (POR) vs. VAN
S. Fernandez (VAN) vs. NY
J. Meram (CLB) vs. NY
L. Silva (DC) vs. CHI
M. Pappa (SEA) vs. COL
O. Martins (SEA) vs. COL
R. Keane (LA) vs. CHV
A. Wenger (PHI) vs. SJ
D. Serna (COL) vs. DC
E. Hurtado (VAN) vs. SEA
E. Torres (CHV) vs. RSL
A. Saborio (RSL) vs TOR
Group E Group F Group G Group H
K. Beckerman (RSL) vs. SJ
T. Henry (NY) vs. SKC
L. Nguyen (NE) vs. MTL
S. Fernandez (VAN) vs. LA
E. Torres (CHV) vs. MTL
O. Martins (SEA) vs. POR
H. Shipp (CHI) vs. SEA
Michel (DAL) vs. SJ
J. Morales (RSL) vs. HOU
L. Neagle (SEA) vs. RSL
B. Anor (CLB) vs. PHI
Gilberto (TOR) vs. SKC
Jose Mari (COL) vs. VAN
O. Martins (SEA) vs. CHV
E. Hurtado (VAN) vs. CLB
R. Keane (LA) vs NY
Group I Group J Group K Group L
Dax McCarty (NY) vs. NE
F. Castillo (DAL) vs. CHV
K. Hill (COL) vs. HOU
K. Rowe (NE) vs. TOR
D. Valeri (POR) vs. VAN
D. Brown (COL) vs. PHI
J. Pierazzi (SJ) vs. DAL
V. Nogueira (PHI) vs. NE
C. Dempsey (SEA) vs. DAL
J. McInerney (MTL) vs. HOU
R. Keane (LA) vs. TOR
N. DeLeon (DC) vs. TOR
O. Martins (SEA) vs. SJ
F. Castillo (DAL) vs. COL
Jose Mari (COL) vs. RSL
R. Keane (LA) vs PHI
Group M Group N Group O Group P
G. Fernandez (POR) vs. DC
C. Dempsey (SEA) vs. COL
S. Ishizaki (LA) vs. DAL
B. Garcia (HOU) vs. NE
D. Dwyer (SKC) vs. COL
L. Nguyen (NE) vs. HOU
B. Wright-Phillips (NY) vs. SKC
I. Piatti (MLT) vs. CLB
D. Valeri (POR) vs. COL
G. Zusi (SKC) vs. CHI
G. Barnes (HOU) vs. CHV
S. Cronin (SJ) vs. PHI
D. Valeri (POR) vs. CHV
Gilberto (TOR) vs. NY
K. Beckerman (RSL) vs. CHV
M. Sarvas (LA) vs SEA

Second Round

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
W. Johnson (POR) vs. VAN
Jose Mari (COL) vs. VAN
C. Dempsey (SEA) vs. DAL
O. Martins (SEA) vs. POR
R. Keane (LA) vs. CHV
O. Martins (SEA) vs. CHV
C. Dempsey (SEA) vs. COL
K. Beckerman (RSL) vs. SJ
E. Torres (CHV) vs. MTL
M. Pappa (SEA) vs. COL
D. Valeri (POR) vs. VAN
A. Saborio (RSL) vs TOR
K. Hill (COL) vs. HOU
L. Neagle (SEA) vs. RSL
T. Henry (NY) vs. SKC
J. McInerney (MTL) vs. HOU
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
E. Torres (CHV) vs. RSL
D. Valeri (POR) vs. COL
J. Meram (CLB) vs. SEA
J. Pierazzi (SJ) vs. DAL
F. Higuain (CLB) vs. POR
D. Valeri (POR) vs. CHV
B. Wright-Phillips (NY) vs. SKC
J. Morales (RSL) vs. HOU
Jose Mari (COL) vs. RSL
D. McCarty (NY) vs. NE
L. Nguyen (NE) vs. HOU
S. Cronin (SJ) vs PHI
O. Martins (SEA) vs. SJ
Gilberto (TOR) vs. NY
G. Fernandez (POR) vs. DC
O. Martins (SEA) vs. CHV

Semifinal Round

Group I Group II Group III Group IV
W. Johnson (POR) vs. VAN
C. Dempsey (SEA) vs. COL
O. Martins (SEA) vs. CHV
J. Pierazzi (SJ) vs. DAL
D. McCarty (NY) vs. NE
K. Hill (COL) vs. HOU
L. Nguyen (NE) vs. HOU
J. Morales (RSL) vs. HOU
D. Valeri (POR) vs. VAN
G. Fernandez (POR) vs. DC
O. Martins (SEA) vs. SJ
E. Torres (CHV) vs. RSL
T. Henry (NY) vs. SKC
E. Torres (CHV) vs. MTL
F. Higuain (CLB) vs. POR
R. Keane (LA) vs. CHV

Finals

  • W. Johnson (POR) vs. VAN
  • L. Nguyen (NE) vs. HOU
  • O. Martins (SEA) vs. SJ
  • T. Henry (NY) vs. SKC

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