Best left foot in MLS? It arguably belongs to Colorado Rapids' Albanian international Shkelzen Gashi, who scored a stunner against the LA Galaxy in Sunday's Western Conference Semifinal 2nd leg on Sunday.
Gashi was left wide open in the 36th minute and he took full advantage, uncorking a left-footed blast from distance that curled and kissed the left post on its way into the goal defended by LA goalkeeper Brian Rowe.
The goal evened the aggregate goal score in the series at 1-1, but Gashi had to leave the match at halftime due to an ankle injury. He was carried off the field following a collision with two Galaxy players and he was replaced by Marlon Hairston in the second half. Gashi was later seen emerging from the locker rooms on crutches with a heavily bandaged right foot.
Shkelzen Gashi's 37-yard goal is the longest in the MLS playoffs in the past five seasons (as far back as we have data). pic.twitter.com/uGUOb3uBtT— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) November 6, 2016
Gashi, who scored nine goals during the regular season is not a stranger when it comes to world-class strikes. His free kick goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps in September has made it all the way to the semifinals of the AT&T Goal of the Year.