2016 Chicago Fire Goal of the Year

With the 2016 Chicago Fire season in the rearview, we're asking our fans to choose the 2016 Chicago Fire Goal of the Year.

Twelve candidates from the past MLS season and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run make up the field, and are paired up in a bracket-style competition to determine an overall winner. Each first round matchup will be open to vote for 24 hours, with winners revealed each day.

First, click here to watch a compilation of all of the MLS goals scored by the Chicago Fire in the 2016 season, then get started with the individual matchups below.

Matt Polster, this year's winner of the Chicago Fire Goal of the Year championship, joins the ranks alongside previous winners Logan Pause (2010), Jalil Anibaba (2011), Chris Rolfe (2012), Daniel Paladini (2013), Patrick Nyarko (2014) and Lovel Palmer (2015).

DATE MATCH NOMINEES
Wednesday, Oct. 26 First Round, Day One David Accam v. CLB (6/28) vs. Arturo Alvarez v. PHI (9/3)
Thursday, Oct. 27 First Round, Day Two John Goossens v. ORL (8/14) vs. Razvan Cocis v. D.C. (9/16)
Friday, Oct. 28 First Round, Day Three Matt Polster v. NYRB (7/31) vs. Michael de Leeuw v. FTL (7/20)
Monday, Oct. 31 First Round, Day Four Matt Polster v. MTL (8/20) vs. David Accam v. D.C. (9/16)
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Quarterfinal 1 Arturo Alvarez v. PHI (9/3) vs. Arturo Alvarez v. DAL (7/16)
Wednesday, Nov. 2 Quarterfinal 2 John Goossens v. ORL (8/14) vs. Michael de Leeuw v. NE (10/16)
Thursday, Nov. 3 Quarterfinal 3 Matt Polster v. NYRB (7/31) vs. David Accam v. IND (6/16)
Friday, Nov. 4 Quarterfinal 4 Matt Polster v. MTL (8/20) vs. Luis Solignac v. MTL (8/20)
Monday, Nov. 7 Semifinals 1 John Goossens v. ORL (8/14) vs. Arturo Alvarez v. PHI (9/3)
Tuesday, Nov. 8 Semifinals 2 Matt Polster v. NYRB (7/31) vs. Matt Polster v. MTL (8/20)
Wednesday, Nov. 9 Championship Arturo Alvarez v. PHI (9/3) vs. Matt Polster v. NYRB (7/31)