Davis up for Goal of the Week

8 09 2008

So it’s time for the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week again – and a Dynamo player is up for it! Here are my thoughts on the nominees:

Dan Paladini (Chivas USA): Against a severely depleted Toronto FC, a power strike between two defenders. It was alright.

Jason Garey (Columbus Crew): Chests the ball down and strikes past Reis, who was doing the splits. I might be tempted to vote for this one, but the Crew wear all yellow, which is just ugly; so I just can’t do it.

Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake): Beautiful little one-two (I think that’s how you type that out) to set up the strike, bounce off the right post into the net, and it’s Real Salt Lake scoring away (which almost never happens). But Johnson seems almost angry-happy about the goal, kinda like an “in your face” sort of celebration. I’m not a fan of that. So no voting for Johnson.

Santino Quaranta (DC United): This one is tough for me because if credit were being given to Dyachenko, I might have to strongly consider this for the grit and persistence he displayed in retaining possession. But since Quaranta would get the credit, and though it wasn’t a bad goal, I’m still going to have to pass on this one.

Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo): First, bad idea to have a game at 2 in the afternoon in Houston. I was sweating like a whore in church just sitting there. But both teams played hard, and Davis had a nice first touch strike around a defender and over Hartman who was making some brilliant saves all day long. I like it (surprise, right?).





Hottest Straight Man Alive Up for Goal of the Week

28 07 2008

The Hottest Straight Man Alive (aka Brian Mullan) is up for Sierra Mist Goal of the Week (vote now) for his pretty goal against DC United. If it helps make up your mind, that goal was with his left foot (his weak side, if he has one). Other nominees: Kenny Cooper (I feel like I could have stopped that), Abe Thompson (that one actually was pretty good), Steven Lenhart (not bad, but then he got a red card), and Jason Garey (a goal actually off a keeper’s kick). Who you voting for, and why? Or more importantly, why not vote for the Hottest Straight Man Alive?