Whitecaps’ Camilo gets MLS goal of year
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo Sanvezzo has been honored
with the 2013 Goal of the Year in Major League Soccer for his
flying scissor-kick volley against the Portland Timbers.
The spectacular goal came at B.C. Place on Oct. 6. Camilo
launched himself in the air, got a foot on Young-Pyo Lee’s cross
and hammered the ball home in the 78th minute. Camilo beat Donovan
Ricketts, recently named MLS goalie of the year.
It was judged the best of the season’s 845 goals in an online
and text fan vote. Camilo, a Brazilian, led the league in scoring
with 25 goals.
Also Thursday, Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando won his
second consecutive Save of the Year for his stop on Colorado Rapids
midfielder Jaime Castrillon.