Agudelo's first MLS strike wins AT&T Goal of the Week

Teenager's matchwinner beats out Jamie Smith's rocket for Rapids

New York Red Bulls teenager Juan Agudelo’s first MLS goal has won the AT&T Goal of the Week for the opening week of the MLS season.

The match-winning strike in RBNY’s 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders earned 33.04% of the fan vote, besting the Colorado Rapids’ Jamie Smith, whose long-range bomb garnered 27.59% of the vote.

Agudelo’s goal came in the 70th minute of a scoreless game at Red Bull Arena. He ran onto a long ball, overpowered a Sounders’ defender and slammed his shot past a helpless Kasey Keller in the Seattle goal.

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Final Results

  1. Juan Agudelo, NY. 33.04%
  2. Jamie Smith, COL. 27.59%
  3. Juninho, LA. 15.79%
  4. Maicon Santos, TOR. 13.29%
  5. Milton Rodriguez, DAL. 10.29%