Sacha Kljestan’s amazing 33rd-minute strike against Columbus is up for MLS Goal of the Week, with voting now open on MLSnet.com. Below are all the Goal of the Week nominees - Sacha's is the last of the five in this video:
To vote for Sacha's goal, visit the MLS video page and follow the link to "Sierra Mist Goal of the Week."
The goal came after defender Jonathan Bornstein crossed a ball into the middle of the field for rookie midfielder Keith Savage, who then laid the ball off to Kljestan. Running up to the ball, the third-year midfielder curled his shot with the inside of his right foot to the far post, past the outstretched arms of Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer.
Here's a photo of Kljestan from our Home Opener victory over Real Salt Lake, where Kljestan had a goal and an assist. So far he has two goals and two assists on the season, and is the only player on the team with more than one goal (the team has six goalscorers on seven goals so far in 2008).
Kljestan is looking to win Sierra Mist Goal of the Week honors for the second time in his career after earning the accolade in the first week of 2007.