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Ruiz's wonder goal easily wins AT&T Goal of the Week

The left-footed blast from Carlos Ruiz that made waves in MLS last weekend indeed got its vindication, easily topping the field for the AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 10.

The Philadelphia Union veteran — who recently earned a call-up for the Guatemalan national team for next month’s Gold Cup — rocketed a left-footed shot from roughly 35 yards out after a flubbed free kick, beating Chicago Fire goalkeeper Jon Conway and helping the Union log a crucial 2-1 win at PPL Park.

The goal — which more than one Union teammate instantly dubbed as the Goal of the Year frontrunner — earned 64 percent of the vote, nearly three times as many as the number earned for a gorgeous free kick from San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Bobby Convey in a 2-1 win over New England.

WATCH: Ruiz scores a beauty from distance

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Final Results

1. Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia 64%

2. Bobby Convey, San Jose 22%

3. Dane Richards, New York 9%

4. Michael Farfan, Philadelphia 3%

5. Ellis McLoughlin, San Jose 2%


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