When it comes to the game of football, we all know where it’s at. The rest of the world seems decades behind in the development of the game when compared to the current state of European football. There are very strong leagues in Europe – some of the strongest in the world. Nothing could ever match the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, and the Spanish La Liga. But
still, this is not to say that
the rest of the world has nothing to offer. Far from it being the case. The United States of America have a league of their own. And some pretty fantastic games have been played and goals have b
een scored in the MLS. You can read more about some of the best goals of 2018 in MLS in this article.
The best goals
- 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magnificent volley shot (LA Galaxy vs. LAFC)
- 2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s acrobatic goal (LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC)
- 3 Anton Tinnerholm’s rocket of a shot (NYCFC vs. Jose Earthquakes)
- 4 Samuel Armenteros’ perfect show of
- 5 skills (Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids)
- 6 In conclusion
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magnificent volley shot (LA Galaxy vs. LAFC)
We must begin our list with none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If you follow the European football leagues, then you’ve definitely seen Zlatan in action. He has scored some truly tremendous goals (the inhuman bicycle kick from over 30 meters from the goal springs to mind). Well, he hasn’t lost a fragment of his talent and skills since he moved to LA Galaxy. And this can be seen from this goal. Zlatan gets a high ball, around 30 meters from the opponent’s goal. He wastes no time. He notices that the opponent’s goalkeeper is not where he should be. So, he places a phenomenal volley shot and scores a screamer of a goal. It truly is a fantastic sight to behold.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s acrobatic goal (LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC)
We know, we know, the first two top MLS goals on our list are scored by the same pla
yer. But you will understand why this is the case if you witness the goal for yourself. Zlatan is in the middle of the penalty area. He gets a high cross. And then he moves his body and legs in such a synchronized fashion and scores a beautiful goal with almost an acrobatic skill. You can see right there and then that he really has a black belt in Taekwondo.
Anton Tinnerholm’s rocket of a shot (NYCFC vs. Jose Earthquakes)
Anton Tinnerholm really gets to show his power and his fine touch all at the same time with this goal. It’s a goal from a corner. There is a scuffle in the penalty area and a player falls to the ground – it seems like the referee will award a penalty. But this does not interest Anton Tinnerholm. His eyes are firmly set on the falling ball. He sets his legs and body in position and shoots off a volley right as the ball is falling. The ball gets blasted with rocket speed, hits the bar, and enters the goal. This is a screamer of a goal and a sure-fire testosterone booster, at that.
Samuel Armenteros’ perfect show of
skills (Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids)
This is a goal that’s highly reminiscent of Dennis Bergkamp iconic goal against New Castle United in the English Premier League. This time, Samuel gets a ball with a player on his back. He touches the ball so that it goes on one side, while he moves from the other side. Both the ball and Samuel meet up behind the guarding player and in front of the goal keeper. With such show of calmness and confidence, he places a great shot in the goal. The keeper is powerless to intervene
These were some of the best goals of the season in MLS. We hope that you will enjoy seeing them time and time again in the future.