The Miami FC Top Goals of 2017: 5-1

Dec 8, 2017

Throughout Miami's historic 2017 season, there were plenty of goals; 72 across all competitions to be exact.

Considering the technique and talent level of Miami's goal contributors, picking the best of the bunch would seem like a futile task.

But we've narrowed 72 down to the 10 best of the year. Enjoy!

5. Jaime Chávez vs. Puerto Rico FC

Named Goal of the Month for September, left back Blake Smith whipped a stellar cross into the box and picked out forward Jaime Chávez, who powerfully steered his header away from the goalkeeper and into the side of the net.

That goal gave Miami a 1-0 win over Puerto Rico at home and extended Chávez's goal streak to four matches. 

4. Vincenzo Rennella vs. Jacksonville Armada FC

Coming in at no. 4 is one of the most difficult shots you'll ever see on a pitch. Rennella ran on to a Dylan Mares' through ball on the left side of the box, and as Jacksonville's goalie pressed, Rennella struck the ball with his preferred left foot and whipped it over the goalie and into the opposite corner of the goal.

3. Ariel Martínez vs. San Francisco Deltas

A picture-perfect night that sealed the Spring Season title for the Orange and Blue was punctuated by an Ariel Martínez wonder goal. The Cuban super substitue got the ball ont his preferred left foot and uncorked an unstoppable curler that bended through the air and beat the goalkeeper with stunning velocity. 

2. Stéfano Pinho vs. Orlando City

In the third round of the U.S. Open Cup, Pinho scored two goals in a 3-1 win. His second was a powerful header on the end of a pinpoint Hunter Freeman cross.

1. Kwadwo Poku vs. Atlanta United 

What else did you think would take the top spot? With the match and a spot in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals on the line, forward Vincenzo Rennella opened up a spread out defense with a one-time through ball into the path of midfielder Kwadwo Poku.

Poku ran on to the ball, took a quick touch forward and crossed up the goalkeeper with a slow-rolling finish to give Miami FC a 3-2 win and its most important win in its short history.