The hometown kid will certainly remember this moment.
Austin FC forward McKinze Gaines has earned AT&T Goal of the Week honors for Week 27, punctuating his first tally with the expansion club since signing midseason. The Austinite and former US youth international previously competed in Germany’s lower leagues.
Second place belonged to Columbus Crew striker Gyasi Zardes (26.9% of the vote) for his left-footed blast from range, which stood as the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over CF Montréal. Meanwhile, third place went to Portland Timbers winger Yimmi Chara (23.2% of the vote) after he finessed a curler in their 6-1 rout of Real Salt Lake.
Check out all the nominations below.