MLS has announced that the goal (above) scored by former Akron Zips, and current Portland Timbers winger Darlington Nagbe has been awarded the 2011 Goal of the Year. Nagbe came into MLS with a reputation as a creator rather than a goal-scorer. But the lasting image from the Liberian’s rookie campaign turned out to be a juggling wonder-strike for the ages. Nagbe scored the golazo in the 45th minute of what was eventually a 2-1 home loss to Sporting KC in Week 16.
Yesterday, the U.S. U-23 National Team had a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen’s reserve team. Terrence Boyd scored a wonder-goal of his own during the scrimmage following a great individual effort. It’s obvious that both goals took extreme skill to juggle, and then striking the ball into the goal, but is Terrence Boyd’s juggling act better than the “Goal of the Year? Take a look below: