Week 6 of the 2021 MLS season saw another round of phenomenal goals across the league. Players are beginning to stand out and distinguish themselves among the rest.
Talk of MLS Golden Boot contenders have already begun, and after this week, Alan Pulido solidified a place in that conversation.
Here are the five best goals from week 6.
1. Alan Pulido vs. San Jose Earthquakes
This is Alan Pulido’s fourth goal of the season. The Mexico international kicked off the 2021 MLS season phenomenally, standing out in every match thus far.
His other goals highlight his offensive abilities, but nothing quite like this goal against San Jose. Pulido rocketed the ball into the top left corner after a great assist by teammate Daniel Salloi. Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski stood no chance against the stand out striker.
2. Raul Ruidiaz vs. Atlanta United FC
In only six minutes, Ruidiaz managed a fantastic goal to give the Seattle Sounders the lead. The Peruvian maximized the corner by finding the ball and heading it directly past Brad Guzan.
This is his sixth goal in seven matches, aiding the Sounders to remain unbeaten thus far. Though the match ended with a draw, the Sounders maintained their record and continue to challenge for top spot in the Western Conference.
3. Maximiliano Urruti vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MLS veteran Maxi Urruti showcased his talents against the Vancouver Whitecaps with an outstanding goal. Teammate Memo Rodriguez provided the Argentinian with the assist, forcing Urruti into a tight position with limited opportunities before hitting the shot on the volley to score.
His goal stands as a contender for AT&T Goal of the Week, while MLS named it the moment of the match.
4. Lucas Zelarayan vs. New York City FC
Lucas Zelarayan wowed audiences during the match against New York City FC. The Crew’s attacking midfielder rocketed the ball into the net with a free kick, absolutely freezing NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson. There was nothing Johnson could do to stop that ball, inspiring him to merely watch as Zelarayan’s phenomenal effort found the back of the goal.
This is the player’s third goal of the season, but none have been more important or impactful than this one.
5. Daniel Salloi vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Like his teammate Pulido, Daniel Salloi managed to get his name on the score sheet in a spectacular manner. The Hungarian finished off the game with a perfectly balanced effort that saw the ball curl into the net for the 3-1.
Salloi has provided three goals and two assists so far this season, already tripling his 2019 and 2020 efforts. The Sporting Kansas forward is on his way of beating his record of 11 goals in one season with only six matches played.