When is scoring a goal from midfield not quite good enough to win the AT&T Goal of the Week?
When that goes up against a player from the Portland Timbers, evidently.
Kalif Alhassan’s volley from the top of the box to kick start Portland’s 4-0 romp over Toronto FC last Saturday is in the lead for the award in Week 28, carrying nearly 43 percent of the vote into the final day that polls are open.
FC Dallas veteran Jair Benitez – who stunned Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted with a chip from just inside the midfield line - trails with just under 29 percent, well ahead of the rest of the pack.
Which goal takes the cake? You get to choose. Cast your ballot for your favorite Goal of the Week before voting ends! The winner is determined by the total number of votes cast online and via text.
Check back on Friday for the winner.
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.