Real Salt Lake’s Julio, Rubin Nominated As Goal Of The Year Contenders
SALT LAKE CITY, – Anderson Julio and Rubio Rubin are both finalists for the Major League Soccer Goal of the Year Award.
Rubin and Julio are two of 16 finalists. Fans will vote for their favorite goal of the year and the selected player with the most accumulative votes will be awarded the winner.
Rubin scored a bicycle kick against San Jose at home on May 7th. Donny Toia threw a long ball into Damir Kreilach who flicked the ball onto Rubin who controlled the ball with his chest before striking the ball over his head and finding the top right-hand corner of the net.
16 players but only 1 will be a winner. 👀
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 15, 2021
Julio’s goal came later in the year when he clinched three points against the LA Galaxy at home with the final kick of the game. Kreilach played a long through ball onto the path of Julio who flicked the ball over a Galaxy defender and struck the ball on the volley from outside the box with his non-preferred left foot and finding the back of the net.
Both goals are sensational in their own right and are more than deserving of being selected as potential Goal of the Year candidates. Real Salt Lake has the second most candidates on the 16 goal list, only behind the Seattle Sounders who have four goals submitted as finalists.
To vote on the Goal of the Year candidates, click here!
Real Salt Lake will next travel to Seattle for a date with Freddy Juarez and the Sounders. The single-elimination game will be a part of the first round of the MLS Playoffs with the winner advancing while the loser is eliminated.
The kick-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on November 23rd and will be broadcast via FS1.
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