As a football fan, I'm somewhat peculiar. I've never been one to flock to the "best" and the most "famous" players because... well, I don't really have a reason, it's just not my style.
The same thing applies to goals. I'm not a huge fan of the "big name" players that the world has to offer quite simply because most of them don't play for any of my teams. I'm impressed as any other football fan by Messi's Maradona-esque goal last season, but I won't include that goal, or others like it, in this list as they meant nothing to me.
To me, a special goals will (often) involve one of my favorite teams. Goals won't necessarily be judged by their aesthetic beauty, but by other traits. For a goal to be special in my book, it has to be a goal that means something. A player's breakout, a goal in the dying minutes, a coach's profecy. etc. etc. etc.
With that said, here are some of my recent favorite goals.
5. DeNigris -- Mexico vs. Brazil
4. Alan Gordon -- Galaxy vs. Chivas USA
3. Nery Castillo -- Mexico vs. Brazil
2. Chris Klein -- Galaxy vs. Pachuca
1. Aquivaldo Mosquera - Pachuca vs. Guadalajara
(My all-time favorite football moment-- so good, that the whole 10 mins. deserve to be seen)
- MLS... Let Them Speak
- What's Going On.... With Landon Donovan?
- The Half Court Offense
- Week 6 : Galaxy @ Colorado Rapids
- Doing Things Right
- At Last!! Our Left Back is Complete Again!
- Thoughts on the Hex
- How Frank Yallop Dismantled Los Angeles
- Week 5: Galaxy @ San Jose [The California Clasico]...
- The Ever Classy Legion 1908
- Dema Was Innocent
- Chivas USA: The Ugly Duckling: 2 Years Later
- Stop the League, Goal of the Year
- ... and referees ruin them!
- No Open Cup, Heads Remain Low
- Week 4: Galaxy vs. Chivas USA [The Los Angeles De...
- Pachuca and the Super Chaco
- It's a Hard Sell
- MLS Week 3: Galaxy 2-3 Colorado
- Some of My Favorite Goals
- Eddie Munster / Aguirre's Demands
- Mexico Wasted Valuable Time With Sven
- ▼ April (22)