2014 Aldi Chicago Fire Goal of the Year

 

With the 2014 at an end, It's time once again to elect the club's Goal of the Year, presented by Aldi with a daily vote every weekday from Monday, November 3 to Friday, November 21

Nyarko Crowned GOTY Champ

Patrick Nyarko 2014 Goal of the Year Champion

Nyarko's wonder cross at New York edges Shipp's powerful finish vs. Seattle in GOTY FINAL MORE

The 16 entries (all from competitive matches) were chosen by the Fire Selection Committee, seeded and randomly drawn into one of four brackets (Armas, C.J., Kubik, Nowak) accordingly. 

Past Fire Goal of the Year winners are Logan Pause (2010), Jalil Anibaba (2011), Chris Rolfe (2012) and Daniel Paladini (2013).

In 2014, Patrick Nyarko's "wonder cross" May 10 at New York Red Bulls edged Harry Shipp's second strike June 7 vs. Seattle to take the 2014 Aldi Goal of the Year crown.

VIEW: 2014 Chicago Goal of the Year Bracket

Check back here every weekday through November 21 for a new matchup and vote for your favorite goal to help us determine the 2014 Aldi Goal of the Year!

RULES
1) Voting will open by 10:00am CT each weekday and run to 11:59pm CT that night.
2) The goal with the most votes advances to the next round.
3) The previous day's winner will be announced with the current day's matchup. 
4) All entries come from competitive Fire matches (goals in friendlies do not count).

Date Match # Bracket High Seed Low Seed
11/3/2014 1 Kubik 2) Sinama-Pongolle 10/24 vs. HOU 3) Earnshaw 8/30 vs. FCD
11/4/2014 2 Armas 1) Earnshaw 10/2 at PHI 4) Amarikwa 9/20 vs. DC
11/5/2014 3 Nowak 2) Shipp #1 6/7 vs. SEA 3) Anangono 5/3 vs. RSL
11/6/2014 4 CJ 1) Nyarko 5/10 at NYRB 4) Shipp 10/18 at DC
11/7/2014 5 Armas 2) Earnshaw 8/23 at TFC 3) Shipp #3 5/10 at NYRB
11/10/2014 6 Nowak 1) Amarikwa 8/23 at TFC 4) Ward 7/23 at SJ
11/11/2014 7 CJ 2) Larentowicz 7/19 vs. PHI 3) Amarikwa 5/10 at NYRB
11/12/2014 8 Kubik 1) Shipp #2 6/7 vs. SEA 4) Watson 9/20 vs. DC
11/13/2014 9 Armas 3) Shipp #3 5/10 at NYRB 4) Amarikwa 9/20 vs. DC
11/14/2014 10 Kubik 1) Shipp #2 6/7 vs. SEA 2) Sinama-Pongolle 10/24 vs. HOU
11/17/2014 11 Nowak 1) Amarikwa 8/23 at TFC 2) Shipp #1 6/7 vs. SEA
11/18/2014 12 CJ 1) Nyarko 5/10 at NYRB 2) Larentowicz 7/19 vs. PHI
11/19/2014 13 Semifinal 1) Shipp #2 6/7 vs. SEA 4) Amarikwa 9/20 vs. DC
11/20/2014 14 Semifinal 1) Amarikwa 8/23 at TFC 1) Nyarko 5/10 at NYRB
11/21/2014 15 Final 1) Shipp #2 6/7 vs. SEA 1) Nyarko 5/10 at NYRB
2014 Aldi Goal of the Year Winner: Patrick Nyarko May 10 at New York Red Bulls