November 29, 2012 MLS GOAL OF THE YEAR Sounders Patrick Ianni (video)
NEW YORK ---Seattle Sounders FC defender Patrick Ianni has been awarded the 2012 AT&T Goal of the Year by Major League Soccer.
On June 20 against Sporting Kansas City, Ianni launched himself horizontally to meet Mauro Rosales curling free kick with a right-footed side volley inside the near post. The goal tied the match in the 15th minute and the game ended 1-1.
The AT&T Goal of the Year was determined by an online and text fan vote, after 64 initial nominations for the award were eventually narrowed to four finalists.
MLS Goal of the Year Winners
2012: Patrick Ianni Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City June 20, 2012
2011: Darlington Nagbe Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City July 2, 2011
2010: Marco Pappa Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes April 10, 2010
2009: Landon Donovan LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution August 8, 2009
2008: Will Johnson Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas October 18, 2008
2007: Cuauhtemoc Blanco Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake August 18, 2007
2006: Brian Ching Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United September 30, 2006
2005: Dwayne De Rosario San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy October 15, 2005
2004: Dwayne De Rosario San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United August 2, 2004
2003: Damani Ralph Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew August 13, 2003
2002: Carlos Ruiz LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew July 27, 2002
2001: Clint Mathis MetroStars vs. Dallas Burn April 28, 2001
2000: Marcelo Balboa Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew April 22, 2000
1999: Marco Etcheverry D.C. United at Miami Fusion May 22, 1999
1998: Brian McBride Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire July 9, 1998
1997: Marco Etcheverry D.C. United vs. New England Revolution August 27, 1997
1996: Eric Wynalda San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United April 6, 1996