Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez celebrates goal against Cincinnati FC Sept. 18, 2019, in Cincinnati. 
Photo: Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United
Photo: Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United

Atlanta United’s Martinez wins MLS Goal of the Year

Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez was the recipient Wednesday of the MLS Goal of the Year for his piece of skill against Cincinnati in September.

The winning goal was decided by online voting.

Hector Villalba won the award in 2017 for a strike against Orlando.

All-time MLS Goal of the Year winners: 

2019: Josef Martínez – Atlanta United | 9/18/19 vs. FC Cincinnati, 65th minute 

2018: Zlatan Ibrahimović – LA Galaxy | 3/31/18 vs. Los Angeles Football Club, 77th minute 

2017: Héctor Villalba – Atlanta United | 7/21/17 vs. Orlando City SC, 86th minute 

2016: Shkëlzen Gashi – Colorado Rapids | 9/24/16 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 75th minute 

2015: Krisztián Németh – Sporting Kansas City | 10/4/15 vs. Portland Timbers, 83rd minute 

2014: Obafemi Martins – Seattle Sounders FC | 5/23/14 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8th minute 

2013: Camilo Sanvezzo – Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 10/6/13 vs. Portland Timbers, 78th minute 

2012: Patrick Ianni – Seattle Sounders FC | 6/20/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 15th minute 

2011: Darlington Nagbe – Portland Timbers | 7/2/11 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th minute 

2010: Marco Pappa – Chicago Fire | 4/10/10 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 52nd minute 

2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy | 8/8/09 vs. New England Revolution, 21st minute 

2008: Will Johnson – Real Salt Lake | 10/18/08 vs. FC Dallas, 54th minute 

2007: Cuauhtémoc Blanco – Chicago Fire | 8/18/07 vs. Real Salt Lake, 43rd minute 

2006: Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo | 9/30/06 v D.C. United, 86th minute 

2005: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes | 10/15/05 vs. LA Galaxy, 45th minute 

2004: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes | 8/7/04 vs. D.C. United, 82nd minute 

2003: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire | 8/13/03 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 90th minute 

2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy | 7/27/02 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 75th minute 

2001: Clint Mathis – MetroStars | 4/28/01 vs. Dallas Burn, 60th minute 

2000: Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids | 4/22/00 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 55th minute 

1999: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United | 5/22/99 vs. Miami Fusion, 90th minute 

1998: Brian McBride – Columbus Crew | 7/9/98 vs. Chicago Fire, 68th minute 

1997: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United | 8/27/97 vs. New England Revolution, 39th minute 

1996: Eric Wynalda – San Jose Clash | 4/6/96 vs. D.C. United, 88th minute

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