Jose Mari scored two wondrous goals in quick succession in Colorado's win in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP)
Whichever goal from this past weekend wins MLS Goal of the Week will surely be a worthy victor. And it will also leave at least six other incredibly worthy candidates in its wake.
The MLS weekend slate offered an epic selection of top-shelf goals, ranging from Colorado Rapids newcomer Jose Mari's two blinders within three minutes; to all four of Portland's goals (including two by Diego Chara -- who hadn't scored in September 2011) in a riveting, yet disappointing 4-4 draw with rival Seattle; to the LA Galaxy's one-touch build-up clinic that led to Baggio Husidic's game-icing goal against Chivas USA.
Which one was the week's best? Take a look below and decide for yourself (highlights via MLSSoccer.com):
JOSE MARI (79th minute vs. Vancouver)
JOSE MARI (81st minute vs. Vancouver)
DIEGO CHARA (9th minute vs. Seattle)
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DIEGO VALERI (14th minute vs. Seattle)
DIEGO CHARA (55th minute vs. Seattle)
MAXIMILIANO URRUTI (57th minute vs. Seattle)
BAGGIO HUSIDIC (56th minute vs. Chivas USA)