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·13 June 2023

The best goals of MLS matchday 18 - ranked

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Major League Soccer's Matchday 18 goal catalogue didn't disappoint.

Lucas Zelarayan's halfway line chip may end up being the goal of the season, while Franco Escobar's volleyed shot capped off a terrific showing by Houston Dynamo against LAFC. Across the East and West, players stunned for their respective teams.

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With so much to choose from, here are the best goals from the weekend...

5. Miguel Trauco (vs. Philadelphia Union)

Miguel Trauco loves to have a crack from outside the box. His long-range effort flew past Andre Blake and was the winning goal against Philadelphia.San Jose picked up their seventh win of the season as they continue to impress under new head coach Luchi Gonzalez.

4. Luciano Acosta (vs. Vancouver Whitecaps)

Lucho Acosta just can't help himself when it comes to scoring spectacular goals. Acosta's brilliant season with Cincinnati continues as he scored for the third-straight time against Vanouver.Acosta has been key to Cincinnati's success this season, as they currently lead the race for the Supporter's Shield as well as being eight points clear at the summit of the Eastern Conference.

3. Nicholas Gioacchini (vs. LA Galaxy)

Take a bow, Nicholas Gioacchini. His first-time chipped effort helped St. Louis City to their ninth win of the season over LA Galaxy. St. Louis don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon as they lead the Western Conference with 29 points from 16 games played.

2. Franco Escobar (vs. LAFC)

As if losing 3-0 wasn't already bad enough for the current MLS Cup champs LAFC, Franco Escobar poured more salt into their wounds by scoring this outrageous volley.The former Atlanta United and LAFC player has helped Houston Dynamo enjoy a solid season thus far, as they sit seventh in the Western Conference with 21 points.

1. Lucas Zelarayan (vs. Chicago Fire)

Chicago Fire's season just keeps getting worse. They were so close to securing a home draw against a tough Columbus Crew side, but Lucas Zelarayan's halfway line goal ended their hopes and silenced the crowd at Soldier Field.Not only is this the best goal from the weekend, but there's a good chance that this could be the best goal of the 2023 season. The breathtaking goal from Zelarayan helped the Crew to their eight win of the season.

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