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Ruiz’s Goal Was Great, But Was Convey’s Even Better?

May 24, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT

Carlos Ruiz of the Union netted an amazing long goal off a failed free kick attempt, putting a left-footed boot off the crossbar from long distance [video]. The goal immediately got a few "goal of the year" comments and linked just about everywhere. But, as great as it was, I'm not even sure it was the best goal of the MLS weekend.

Carlos Ruiz of the Union netted an amazing long goal off a failed free kick attempt, putting a left-footed boot off the crossbar from long distance [video]. The goal immediately got a few “goal of the year” comments and linked just about everywhere. But, as great as it was, I’m not even sure it was the best goal of the MLS weekend.

Take a look at this free kick by local product Bobby Convey of the San Jose Earthquakes…

Not quite the distance of Ruiz’s, but the precision factor comes heavily into play with this perfectly placed ball.

I’m torn. Both damn good goals. You?