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Gilberto up for MLS goal of the year

This wasn’t an orthodox free kick goal.

Gilberto and Jermain Defoe each wanted their chance at breaking the 1-1 deadlock at Red Bull Arena.

Eventually the Brazilian won out, and proved to be a worthy selection with what was one of the best goals of the season.

Andrew Wiedeman's reaction said it all: are you kidding me?

The supersonic free kick is one of 64 golazos vying for goal of the year honours. The first round results will be revealed on Thursday.