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.