Alejandro Bedoya has opened up his 2016 MLS scoring account, and he did it with a beautiful chip that is likely to be an AT&T MLS Goal of the Year contender.
The Philadelphia Union were on the counter in the 25th minute of Saturday's match against Toronto FC, and just as TFC were settling into a defensive formation, Union teammate Fabian Herbers found Bedoya at the top of the penalty area. The US national team midfielder finished the play with a chip that floated over the head of goalkeeper Clint Irwin, who had come off his line, and eased just underneath the crossbar.
The goal comes in Bedoya's seventh MLS match since joining the club during the summer transfer window. The 29-year-old played in a more advanced midfield position in Toronto compared to recent appearances in which he lined up in a deeper-lying holding midfielder role.
Now where does it rank among the best chips in MLS history? Check it out in the video below compared to the other all-time greats: