Nagbe narrowly edged out Montreal midfielder Ignacio Piatti, taking home 49 percent of the vote to Piatti’s 47 percent. Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco recorded 3 percent of the tally for his free kick goal against Chicago and NYCFC’s David Villa tallied 2 percent of the vote for his strike against Orlando.
The US international collected a pass in the middle of the attacking third, weaving to his right around Whitecaps midfielder Matias Laba and defender Kendall Waston before rocketing a dipping 20-yarder over the outstretched arms of goalkeeper David Ousted, off the crossbar and in to give Portland a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.
The 26-year-old now has two goals and three assists in seven games for the first-place Timbers. Portland will return to action on Saturday night, when they’ll take on FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium in a battle of two of the top teams in MLS (8 pm ET; MLS LIVE).
Click here for the full results of Week 8 Goal of the Week voting and to watch all four nominated strikes.