New year, new season, new face for the first edition of the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week – if you can even make out his face amidst all that snow.
Colorado Rapids rookie Andre Shinyashiki is the unexpected captain of GOTW’s maiden voyage in 2019, stunning a field packed with strong efforts and more famous names with a dominating cruise to victory in the polls.
The Sao Paulo native and transplanted Denverite was the hero of Colorado’s frigid 3-3 draw with the Portland Timbers on opening day, stealing in at the back post to fire home the injury-time equalizer on his MLS debut, an occasion which set a new MLS record for coldest-ever match temperatures.
Supersub Shinyashiki commanded a whopping 69 percent of the vote. Leonardo Bertone's breathtaking volley for FC Cincinnati at Seattle, the expansion side's inaugural MLS goal, finished a distant second with 19 percent, followed by Sounders hero Jordan Morris (9 percent), Montreal Impact star Ignacio Piatti (3 percent) and NYCFC's Ebenezer Ofori (1 percent).
See all five nominated goals and the full breakdown of voting results for Week 1.