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FC Cincinnati’s Luciano Acosta Wins 2023 AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year


NEW YORK (Thursday, November 9, 2023) – Major League Soccer today announced that FC Cincinnati’s Luciano Acosta has won the 2023 AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year for his spectacular solo goal in the 78th minute against Charlotte FC on Saturday, Sept. 23 (Watch Here).

The Argentinian dazzled the home crowd as he left Charlotte defenders in his wake en route to a phenomenal individual goal-scoring effort. Acosta began the run by nutmegging his defender at the half line before gliding by an incoming slide tackle from a second defender for a straight charge at goal. He then turned his third and final defender inside out to open space for a right-footed shot that found the top corner of the net with ease to cap off the AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year effort.
The 2023 AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year was determined by fan votes on and has been awarded since the league’s inaugural 1996 season.

  • Access Video Assets of FC Cincinnati’s Luciano Acosta 2023 AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year **here**.

A full list of previous AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year award winners can be found below:

All-Time AT&T 5G MLS Goal of the Year Winners


Player – Team
Luciano Acosta – FC Cincinnati
9/23/23 vs. Charlotte FC, 78th min
Josef Martínez – Atlanta United
10/1/22 vs. New England Revolution, 81st min
Rubio Rubin – Real Salt Lake
5/7/21 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 43rd min
Darlington Nagbe – Columbus Crew SC
8/20/20 vs. Chicago Fire FC, 81st min
Josef Martínez – Atlanta United
9/18/19 vs. FC Cincinnati, 65th min
Zlatan Ibrahimović – LA Galaxy
3/31/18 vs. LAFC, 77th min
Héctor Villalba – Atlanta United
7/21/17 vs. Orlando City SC, 86th min
Shkëlzen Gashi – Colorado Rapids
9/24/16 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 75th min
Krisztián Németh – Sporting Kansas City
10/4/15 vs. Portland Timbers, 83rd min
Obafemi Martins – Seattle Sounders FC
5/23/14 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8th min
Camilo Sanvezzo – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10/6/13 vs. Portland Timbers, 78th min
Patrick Ianni – Seattle Sounders FC
6/20/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 15th min
Darlington Nagbe – Portland Timbers
7/2/11 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th min
Marco Pappa – Chicago Fire
4/10/10 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 52nd min
Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
8/8/09 vs. New England Revolution, 21st min
Will Johnson – Real Salt Lake
10/18/08 vs. FC Dallas, 54th min
Cuauhtémoc Blanco – Chicago Fire
8/18/07 vs. Real Salt Lake, 43rd min
Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo
9/30/06 v D.C. United, 86th min
Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes
10/15/05 vs. LA Galaxy, 45th min
Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes
8/7/04 vs. D.C. United, 82nd min
Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire
8/13/03 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 90th min
Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
7/27/02 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 75th min
Clint Mathis – MetroStars
4/28/01 vs. Dallas Burn, 60th min
Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids
4/22/00 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 55th min
Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
5/22/99 vs. Miami Fusion, 90th min
Brian McBride – Columbus Crew
7/9/98 vs. Chicago Fire, 68th min
Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
8/27/97 vs. New England Revolution, 39th min
Eric Wynalda – San Jose Clash
4/6/96 vs. D.C. United, 88th min

The 2023 AT&T Goal of the Year video is available for download on the MLS video and photo database.
All uses should include the following credit: Courtesy Major League Soccer, L.L.C.

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