The best goals for MLS week 19

Another week, another bucket load of golazos in Major League Soccer.

With 27 teams now fighting against it, it can be difficult to keep up with every ball kicked in MLS. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person.

So without further ado, here are 90mins top five goals in MLS from week 19.

OLA KAMARA @ OlaKamaras 11th year pulls back one. This game is wild, you!

– Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 15, 2021

Trust us, there are some serious strikes in this week’s list, most of them from the Seattle Sounders. But first, let’s appreciate something not so much for the finish line, but for the assist that led to it.

Ola Kamara’s 11th goal of the season (in just 718 minutes) was ultimately nothing more than a consolation effort when DC United went down 5-2 away at Nashville. Still, he showed incredible bravery surrounded by defenders and with Joe Willis coming out to face him.

But this case is about Paul Arriola’s beautifully chipped pass over the top to put Kamara away. The weight of this workout was absolutely perfect from the US international, and one you could sit back and watch for hours on end.


– Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 16, 2021

Fredy Montero loves the Cascadia Cup. During spells with the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders, the Colombian has scored 15 goals against the teams involved in this three-way rivalry.

Apparently he’s back with the Sounders now and on Sunday, lured in a delicious effort with his left foot to double the side’s lead against the Portland Timbers, having done the first himself 16 minutes earlier.

There are seven goals against the Timbers now for Montero, only FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids (both 8) feel their anger more. But this is right up there with the best of them.

This looks very simple, but it is definitely not. What pass from Maxi Moralez last night, he’s still a magician for #NYCFC ??

Good movement from Castellanos too …

– Chris Smith ⚽✍️ (@ CJSmith91) August 15, 2021

Like Kamara, we applaud the first of Taty Castellano’s two goals against Inter Miami on Saturday as much for the assist as for the goal itself.

Maxi Moralez may be well into his 30s and slowing down, but he still has a touch of magic in his boots. And he showed it too fully to deliver an inch-perfect pass over the Miami defense and on the head of compatriot Castellanos. Credit also goes to the NYCFC striker for smart movement and cool finish.

There are eight goals this season for the Castellanos and four in his last five MLS games, which helps push NYCFC to second place in the Eastern Conference.


– Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 16, 2021

Not for the last time, we’re back with the Sounders.

Just minutes after the Timbers had equalized to 2-2, Raul Ruidiaz set up a free kick on the edge of the box. For anyone watching the Peruvian week of the week out, or having been at the end of one of his maulings before, what came next was completely predictable.

And yet it left us amazed when Ruidiaz put speed, power and precision in a free kick and left Timbers goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič rooted and helpless.

You can almost hear the satisfying noise as this crushes the crossbar

One of many golazos from #Sounders vs #RCTID yesterday / 3wPxm05Lwj

– Chris Smith ⚽✍️ (@ CJSmith91) August 16, 2021

And yet Ruidiaz does not claim top spot this week. He managed another Sounders goal, this time from Jimmy Medranda to 5-2.

This one had absolutely everything. A defender’s audacity to light rip a volley. The satisfying sound when the ball smashed the underside of the crossbar. The fact that it turned the knife in a rivalry match.

What. One punch.

Medranda will never do another one in her life.

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