For a second straight week, a prized young talent new to MLS from South America has won AT&T 5G Goal of the Week honors.
For Week 4, the top spot goes to Atlanta United midfielder Thiago Almada in convincing fashion with 62.8% of the vote. It’s the byproduct of a chop-and-finish vs. CF Montréal that helped spark a 3-3 comeback tie at Mercedes Benz Stadium, a thumping introduction from the league-record $16 million transfer from Argentina’s Velez Sarsfield.
While Almada won in a landslide, second-place finisher Karol Swiderski (20.9% of vote) made a big statement on his first-ever MLS strike. Charlotte FC’s star striker curled home a frozen rope that opened a historic 3-1 win over the New England Revolution, marking the expansion club’s first goal at Bank of America Stadium in style.
Third place went to FC Dallas forward Jesus Ferreira (8.9% of vote) after a sweeping team move that helped him win Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire honors. LAFC fullback Ryan Hollingshead (7.4% of vote) brought up the rear with a sliced-home volley of his own.
Watch all of Week 4's nominees below.