Dwayne De Rosario

De Rosario's free kick wins Goal of the Year

a left-footed volley against the Kansas City Wizards in Week 20, and United's Freddy Adu rounds out the top five with his 50-yard run that started with a touch over the head of an RSL defender and ended with a cool finish in Week 28.

The Goal of the Year voting began Oct. 19 on MLSnet.com with 40 nominees; each of the 29 Sierra Mist Goal of the Week winners was included, in addition to 11 goals that missed out on the weekly award. After a week of voting, the field was narrowed to 10 goals, and another week later, those 10 were whittled to five finalists.

Jason Halpin is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.

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