Goal of the Matchday

Atlanta United's Hector Villalba wins AT&T MLS Goal of the Week for Week 13

Atlanta United FC can’t stop piling up the weekly awards.

After playmaker Miguel Almiron won Goal of the Week for Week 12 and Player of the Week for Weeks 12 and 13, Hector Villalba got in on the action on Friday, picking up AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 13.

Villalba was honored for his 19th minute goal in Atlanta’s 3-1 home win against New York City FC on Sunday. The Argentine attacker picked up a through ball on the left flank, cutting into the area and curling a right-footed shot past outstretched goalkeeper Sean Johnson and inside the far post to give Atlanta at 2-0 lead.

The strike took home 61 percent of the Goal of the Week vote to smash the rest of the field. Real Salt Lake’s Joao Plata finished second with 16 percent of the vote, LA Galaxy star Giovani dos Santos came in third with 15 percent and NYCFC winger Jack Harrison rounded out the field with 8 percent of the final tally.

Villalba, who now has five goals and four assists in 12 appearances this year, and Atlanta will return to action on Saturday at Vancouver (5:30 pm ET | TSN1/4 in Canada, MLS LIVE in the US).

Click here for the full results of Week 13 AT&T MLS Goal of the Week voting and to watch all four nominated strikes.