It was the audacious type of play you'd typically see in a video game, and now it’s earned AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 17 of the 2020 season.
We’re referring to a wonder strike from Sporting Kansas City forward Erik Hurtado, of course, after he earned a landslide 72.94% of the total vote for first place. Hurtado, tracking a lofted Amadou Dia long ball over his shoulder, volleyed the ball straight out of the air for the 2-1 win against Nashville SC.
Second place went to Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, who curled home a stunning free kick in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at LAFC. His left-footed strike slotted into the top corner and earned 19.07% of the vote.
Third place went to New York Red Bulls rookie Caden Clark (4.89% of the vote), who volleyed home atop the 18-yard-box in a 1-0 win at Atlanta United. The strike came on Clark’s MLS debut, as the midfielder received the starting nod mere hours after his first-team deal was announced.
LAFC midfielder Francisco Ginella slotted into fourth place (2.49% of the vote) with a scoring volley atop the 18-yard box against Seattle. The Uruguayan midfielder’s strike stood as the eventual game-winner in a 3-1 victory. Montreal Impact midfielder Amar Sejdic brought up the rear with 0.61% of the vote. His first MLS goal was a low, driven effort in a 2-1 defeat at the Philadelphia Union.
You can watch all the nominated goals again below, and check out every AT&T Goal of the Week winner here.