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Victor Rodriguez’s over-the-shoulder volley was better than Wayne Rooney’s free kick

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And the Goal of the Week voting proves it.

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

Sounders’ fans got their voting fingers fired up this week to give Victor Rodriguez’s 3rd minute goal against Orlando as MLS Goal of the Week. His goal garnered 49 percent of the vote to win comfortably over Wayne Rooney and others.

Perhaps a tad bit undervalued at the time, Rodriguez’s goal is actually quite amazing. His ability to track the ball over his shoulder, gain his positioning, and take it first time with a jumping volley that chips the goalkeeper is pretty remarkable. I think there’s a likelihood if he were to try that 9 more times, all 9 go over the bar. Or, you know, Orlando’s defenders could actually defend. Nevertheless, it’s a great goal.

However good Victor’s goal is, it is a bit surprising to see it win over this free kick golazo from Wayne Rooney.

Considering his star power and recognition around the world, one would have surely thought this free kick would’ve put Wayne over the top. But, Sounders’ fans had a different idea.

Congrats Victor!