You’ll never believe who won the Week 5 AT&T Goal of the Week award!
Well, OK, you probably will.
With his dramatic, long-range wondergoal, viewed millions of times by millions of fans around the world, LA Galaxy new boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic won this week’s poll by a mile or two, cruising to a comfortable victory with 74 percent of the vote.
The Swede’s clever, sweetly-struck blast caught LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller off his line, drew the Galaxy level at 3-3 after their new crosstown rivals had raced out to a 3-0 lead and set the stage for even more Ibra heroics, with Zlatan then heading home the game-winner in the dying minutes of an absorbing 4-3 thriller.
With two goals and an unlikely comeback victory banked in about 20 minutes of play as a second-half substitute, that dream MLS debut earned Ibrahimovic MLS Player of the Week honors from the North American Soccer Reporters, and now it’s garnered GOTW glory as well.
Coming in a distant second (13%) is Dom Dwyer's angled first-time finish into the side netting in Orlando City's 4-3 win over the New York Red Bulls. Carlos Vela's delightful curler into the top corner for LAFC finished third (6%), followed by NYCFC defender Anton Tinnerholm's sizzling corner-kick volley in San Jose (4%) and Cristian Penilla's twinkle-toed solo effort for New England (3%).
Check out all the nominees and full results for Week 5 Goal of the Week voting.