NY's Richards wins AT&T Goal of the Week

Winger's weaving run edges out Montero's header for Week 22 honor

NEW YORK — Red Bulls winger Dane Richards has been enjoying a resurgence of form lately, and this week he was justly rewarded with the AT&T Goal of the Week honor for Week 22.

In a 2-0 defeat of San Jose last Saturday, Richards collected a floating header from Joel Lindpere before bursting past two Earthquakes defenders. He then dragged the ball around 'keeper Jon Busch before slotting home the game's opening goal. It was his first goal of the 2010 season and his ninth of his career.

WATCH: Richard's Goal of the Week

The 26-year-old Jamaican also served an assist to Henry later in the game to double the score.
This was Richards' first career Goal of the Week honor and the third for New York this season.

Richards' strike garnered 47.8 percent of the votes on a fan poll conducted by MLSsoccer.com. He narrowly edged out Seattle's Fredy Montero for the award. Montero, who tallied two goals in a 2-1 win over Chicago, earned 46.7 percent of the votes.

Philadelphia's Jack McInerney tallied 4.78 percent, while Richards' teammate Thierry Henry and Chivas USA's Justin Braun barely registered on the poll.

Previous 2010 AT&T Goal of the Week Winners

Week 21: Rafa Márquez, New York Red Bulls (Watch here.)

Week 20: Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake (Watch here.)

Week 19: Fredy Montero, Seattle Sounders (Watch here.)

Week 18: Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia Union (Watch here.)

Week 17: Ned Grabavoy, Real Salt Lake (Watch here.)

Week 16: Roger Levesque, Seattle Sounders (Watch here.)

Week 15: David Ferreira, FC Dallas (Watch here.)

Week 14: Juninho, Los Angeles (Watch here.)

Week 13: Juan Pablo Angel, New York Red Bulls (Watch here.)

Week 12: Kei Kamara, Kansas City Wizards (Watch here.)

Week 11: Leo Gonzalez, Seattle Sounders (Watch here.)

Week 10: Shea Salinas, Philadelphia Union (Watch here.)

Week 9: Dominic Oduro, Houston Dynamo (Watch here.)

Week 8: Danny Mwanga, Philadelphia Union (Watch here.)

Week 7: Logan Pause, Chicago Fire (Watch here.)

Week 6: Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes (Watch here.)

Week 5: Fredy Montero, Seattle Sounders FC (Watch here.)

Week 4: Lovel Palmer, Houston Dynamo (Watch here.)

Week 3: Marco Pappa, Chicago Fire (Watch here.)

Week 2: Kenny Mansally, New England Revolution (Watch here.)

Week 1: Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake (Watch here.)