Friday, July 15, 2011
GALAXY: Beckham corner is MLS's top goal
By Scott French
David Beckham's strike directly from a corner kick in last weekend's 2-1 victory over Chicago is Major League Soccer's Goal of the Week after a tight triumph in online voting at the league's website.
Beckham netted the winning goal in the 66th minute, just four minutes after Cristian Nazarit scored an equalizer for the Fire. He spun a corner kick low and to the near post, and it crept through a opening in the goalmouth and skipped past Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson en route to the far-post netting.
Beckham's goal received 37 percent of the vote among five finalists, with Fredy Montero's free kick in Seattle's 3-2 win at Portland finishing second. The week's best goal -- San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham's 90-yard boot against England's West Bromwich Albion -- wasn't eligible.