AT&T Goal of the Week update: Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborio takes commanding lead

Barely half a day remains in the Week 22 AT&T Goal of the Week race, and it's hard to see anyone unseating Real Salt Lake hitman Alvaro Saborio for top honors. 

The Costa Rican's wonderfully inventive chipped poke past New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles holds a commanding lead of nearly 25 percentage points over its nearest competitor, Montreal Impact rookie Blake Smith's injury-time strike over Sporting Kansas City.

RBNY midfielder Dax McCarty's brave diving header is running in third place, followed by late game-winners from Toronto FC's Andrew Wiedeman and Philadelphia Union supersub Antoine Hoppenot, respectively. 

Here’s how the voting stands at 11 am ET on Thursday, with 14 hours left to cast your vote.

  1. Alvaro Saborio (RSL) 44.02%
  2. Blake Smith (MTL) 19.09%
  3. Dax McCarty (NY) 17.02%
  4. Andrew Wiedeman (TOR) 14.13%
  5. Antoine Hoppenot (PHI) 5.74%

The winner is determined by the total number of votes cast online and in text voting, and is announced on Fridays.

Vote online or text goal code to 22442.

Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursdays. For complete coverage of the AT&T MLS Goal of the Week — including an archive of all of this season's winners — click here.


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