MLS action this weekend has come and gone, and as usual there were some magnificent goals all across the country. Here we present you the Top 10 goals in MLS Week 16, highlighted by an impressive strike at number one.
10. Real Salt Lake vs. New York Red Bulls: Yura Movsisyan (RSL, 65')
The Armenian striker has emerged as one of the top players for Real Salt Lake this season, and he hasn't stopped scoring goals since his arrival. He has a knack for putting the ball in the net as evidenced against the New York Red Bulls this weekend; the former Spartak Moscow attacker positioned himself inside the box and placed the header outside of Luis Robles' reach. An authentic poacher's goal.
9. Orlando City SC vs. Toronto FC: Cyle Larin (ORL, 5')
Orlando City SC has the potential to have one of the best attacks in MLS considering the quality of their players, and they showed glimpses of what they can do this past weekend against Toronto FC. A crafty passing sequence finished with a lovely through ball inside the box, and Cyle Larin took advantage of the pass to find the back of the net.
8. Orlando City SC vs. Toronto FC: Jordan Hamilton (TOR, 48')
MVP players are the ones who can make an impact on the team's play even if they don't score, and that's exactly what Sebastian Giovinco did here for Toronto FC. After a passing sequence on the left flank, the ball was placed into the box and the Italian, instead of finding a space to shoot, flicked the ball beautifully and left Hamilton all alone to score. Giovinco's play made all the difference.
7. Montreal Impact vs. Sporting Kansas City: Dom Dwyer (SKC, 59')
Dom Dwyer might not be flashy, but he knows how to put the ball into the back of the net. That's exactly what he did in Week 16 against Montreal Impact, scoring twice and giving Sporting Kansas City a huge boost on the road. His best goal was the second one, though. After receiving a pass from Benny Feilhaber, the Englishman created enough space to blast a shot from outside the box that left the keeper helpless.
6. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: Giovani dos Santos (LA, 69')
Giovani dos Santos is not the tallest or the strongest player on any team, but the Mexican forward surely knows how to put the ball in the back of the net. The former Villarreal star nodded home a pinpoint cross from Steven Gerrard, sending the Galaxy fans into hysterics as his team was - at the moment - leading their bitter rivals in a new edition of the California Clasico.
5. Montreal Impact vs. Sporting Kansas City: Lucas Ontivero (MTL, 16')
Lucas Ontivero hasn't had many opportunities to play, but he's made the most of them with two goals in his last four matches. The Argentinian was at the end of a beautiful passing sequence this Saturday, when a lobbed pass from Didier Drogba found Hassoun Camara. The defender placed it into the middle of the box and Ontivero nodded the ball home. Beautiful goal from the former Galatasaray player.
4. DC United vs. New England Revolution: Lamar Neagle (DC, 20')
Lamar Neagle might not score on a consistent basis, but the DC United player made sure to make an impact this time with a beautiful goal. Following a cross from the left side of the pitch, Neagle blasted a one-timer that found the back of the net despite the keeper's reaction. Great goal for DC United.
3. Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: Andrew Wenger (HOU, 28')
Wenger is one of the important pieces in Houston's attack, and he made his presence felt against the Portland Timbers with a spectacular solo effort during the first half. After receiving the ball on the right flank, he snuck into the box, left a defender behind and crossed a shot that Portland's keeper Jake Gleeson simply couldn't stop.
2. Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union: Kekuta Manneh (VAN, 42')
If there's one thing Kekuta Manneh can do well, it's running. The Gambia native made that perfectly clear against Philadelphia this Saturday, starting a counter-attack on his own half before finishing it with a right-footed effort from outside the box. A great solo effort from one of the fastest players the MLS has ever seen.
1. FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake: Fabián Castillo (DAL, 58')
The best goal this week was Fabian Castillo's against Real Salt Lake, and it's not even close. The Colombian finished the play beautifully with a curled shot that went into the far post, but the biggest highlight was Mauro Diaz's bicycle kick pass that unsettled the entire Salt Lake defense. A great goal from one of the top attacking duos in the league.