Second place belonged to Sporting Kansas City striker Alan Pulido (23.1%), who is heating up after a top-shelf rocket in their 3-1 win at the San Jose Earthquakes. The Mexican international also dished out an assist in that match, placing on the Team of the Week presented by Audi.
Third place went to San Jose midfielder Javier “Chofis” Lopez (17.2%) after he cushioned home a left-footed bender to open the scoring against SKC. Houston Dynamo FC striker Maxi Urruti (13.6%) slotted into fourth place, with his side volley prompting a 2-1 win over the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.
Zelarayan’s winner was his second free kick against NYCFC, almost single-handedly giving them three points from a trip to Red Bull Arena. Now in his second season with Columbus, the Argentine No. 10 and last year's MLS Newcomer of the Year has three goals through five matches.