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)
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)