2013 Year In Review: Top 10 Goals - Part I
Posted by: Shane Evans
The first half of our look at the top 10 goals scored by Sounders players in 2013. Which is your favorite?
With the 2013 season over, it's time to look back on said year of matches and pick out some of the best goals scored by your Seattle Sounders FC. There were some great ones, some scrappy ones, some thrilling ones, all of which added up to another strong season for the club.
So with that in mind, I present to you the Top 10 Sounders Goals of 2013...well, the first five anyway. We'll go in descending order, you know, to have you on the edge of your seats. First five Tuesday. Second five on Wednesday. The best part? I've dug up the 'goal call' from @LIVESounders so you can relive the tally in all its glory.
Here we go...
10. Obafemi Martins vs. Real Salt Lake (9/13/13, CenturyLink Field)
Arguably the pinnacle of the Sounders 2013 season...topping Real Salt Lake to jump into first place in the league table. It started with a bang as Oba scored a great team goal just three minutes into the match. Was a great one that was to be a part of.
9. Djimi Traore vs. Sporting Kansas City (5/8/13, Sporting Park)
90+ - GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL! Sounders score off the throw as Djimi rams home the bouncing ball!!!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) May 9, 2013
Kind of the opposite from No. 10 on the list...Djimi's goal came early in the season when the club was struggling and was in desperate need of a win. It was also one of the last kicks of the match and secured the 1-0 win.
Something tells me it won't be the last goal from Mr. Traore on the list...
8. Mauro Rosales vs. San Jose Earthquakes (5/11/13, CenturyLink Field)
45+ - GOALLLLLLLLL!!!! MR. MAURO!!! The Argentine slides the FK home. 2-0 @SoundersFC!!!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) May 11, 2013
Mauro Rosales contributed a number of assists to the Sounders over his three years with the club...but also a number of fine quality goals. This one in particular during the Sounders 4-0 rout of the Earthquakes in May. Bent in beautifully off the bar, this was definitely one of the nicer goals scored this season.
7. Eddie Johnson vs. Portland Timbers (6/25/13, CenturyLink Field)
60’ - GOALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! MAURO TO EDDIE FOR THE HEADED GOAL!!! SOUNDERS UP 1-0!!! #LOUDNOISES— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 26, 2013
What's bigger than scoring at CenturyLink Field in front of 67,000 people while playing the Sounders biggest rival, the Portland Timbers? Not much really. Johnson has made a habit of doing this over his career with Seattle. This lovely glanced header was the latest example. The 1-0 final was an added bonus.
6. Eddie Johnson vs. Mexico (9/10/13, Crew Stadium)
For the rest of the list, check out SoundersFC.com on Wednesday!
Shane Evans is the Digital Media Manager of SoundersFC.com
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