The best goals of MLS week 23 - ranked
Week 23 of the 2022 Major League Soccer campaign absolutely delivered.
Gonzalo Higuain and Chris McVey inspired a shocking 4-4 draw against FC Cincinnati at DRV PNK Stadium, while in the West, Sebastian Blanco led the Timbers to another draw against Minnesota United. As the MLS playoffs near, players are not holding back.
Here are this week's best goals...
5. Sebastian Blanco (vs. Minnesota United)
It only took Sebastian Blanco 13 seconds to score against Minnesota United.
His left-footed strike into the bottom right corner now stands as the fastest goal of the season. Blanco played an integral role in the match, scoring twice to earn the 4-4 draw against Minnesota United at Allianz Field.
The tie leaves Portland in eighth place on the Western Conference table, just one slot away from an MLS playoff position.
4. Jack McGlynn (vs. Houston Dynamo)
Philadelphia Union's youngster is slowly becoming one to watch.
The 19-year-old player doubled the score for the Eastern Conference team to inspire the stunning 6-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. McGlynn stepped up to the stop, and fired the left-footed rocket into the bottom left corner to leave substitute goalkeeper Michael Nelson in shock.
The Union continue to lead in the East, towering over rivals with 45 points in 23 games.
3. Junior Urso (vs. D.C. United)
Junior Urso stunned against D.C. United.
Despite the last minute 2-1 defeat, the goal still deserves a place on this list. The Brazilian opened up the scoring in the 9th minute, working with Alexandre Pato to manage the right-footed shot into the center of the goal.
It was the midfielder's third goal of the season, and 10th overall for Orlando City.
2. Chris McVey (vs. FC Cincinnati)
Miami takes it from here.
The pressure was on, but Chris McVey knew how to handle it. He sent DRV PNK Stadium into a frenzy with his extra time goal, earning his side the 4-4 draw and one point in their fight for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Inter Miami is now in 11th place with 26 points in 22 games, only one victory away from catching up to the top seven.
1. Gonzalo Higuain (vs. FC Cincinnati)
Last, but certainly not least, we have Gonzalo Higuain once again.
The talented Argentine gave fans another classic, set-piece goal in the 23rd minute to open up the scoring.
It wasn't his only of the night, managing two more in the first 45 to secure a hat-trick before halftime.