Zlatan? Vela? ROOOONEY?! MLS Goal Of The Year Nominees Revealed

Watch all the contenders for MLS Goal of the Year (and Save of the Year) right here.

If you were busy and couldn't catch the last seven months of the MLS season, here’s what you missed: LAFC and NYCFC crushed it, Cincinnati did the opposite and everyone else was more or less the same, which is why 60 percent of teams make the playoffs. You also missed some fiendishly good goals and saves.

Not to worry: MLS released its nominees for both the AT&T Goal of the Year and the Allstate Save of the Year on Wednesday. 

Last season, Zlatan Ibrahimović took home goal honors, and the big Swede is again nominated (it’s another ridiculous strike against rival LAFC). But there’s stern completion from the likes of Wayne Rooney and Carlos Vela

Seattle’s Stefan Frei won Save of the Year last year and also has the chance to repeat, although I think it’ll go to either Jesse Gonzalez, Nick Rimando or Bill Hamid. 

AT&T MLS Goal of the Year 2019 Nominees

  • Kei Kamara (COL) vs. SKC on Sep. 21
  • Hassani Dotson (MIN) vs. DAL on Aug. 10
  • Wayne Rooney (DC) vs. ORL on Jun. 26
  • Nani (ORL) vs. NE on Sep. 14
  • Pedro Santos (CLB) vs. CIN on Aug. 10
  • Leonardo Bertone (CIN) vs. SEA on Mar. 2
  • Raul Ruidiaz (SEA) vs. ATL on Jul. 14
  • Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR) vs. NYC on Mar. 29
  • Theo Bair (VAN) vs. POR on Aug. 10
  • Josef Martinez (ATL) vs. CIN on Sep. 18
  • Heber (NYC) vs. RBNY on Aug. 24
  • Carlos Vela (LAFC) vs. SJ on Aug. 21
  • Orji Okwonkwo (MTL) vs. POR on Jun. 26
  • Gustavo Bou (NE) vs. VAN on Jul. 17
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA) vs. LAFC on Jul. 19
  • Jefferson Savarino (RSL) vs. ATL on May 24

Allstate MLS Save of the Year 2019 Nominees

  • Tim Melia (SKC) vs. TOR on Jun. 7
  • Daniel Vega (SJ) vs. SKC on Aug. 17
  • Steve Clark (POR) vs. COL on Jul. 13
  • Sean Johnson (NYC) vs. DC on Mar. 10
  • Maxime Crepeau (VAN) vs. ATL on May 15
  • Luis Robles (RBNY) vs. TOR on Aug. 3
  • Jesse Gonzalez (DAL) vs. COL on Sep. 29
  • Przemyslaw Tyton (CIN) vs. CLB on Aug. 10
  • David Ousted (CHI) vs. LA on Mar. 2
  • Joe Willis (HOU) vs. SJ on Jun. 26
  • Brad Guzan (ATL) vs. POR on Aug. 18
  • Brian Rowe (ORL) vs. PHI on Jul. 7
  • Stefan Frei (SEA) vs. TOR on Apr. 13
  • Nick Rimando (RSL) vs. COL on Aug. 24
  • Andre Blake (PHI) vs. LAFC on Sep. 14
  • Bill Hamid (DC) vs. RBNY on Sep. 29

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