Vote for Omar Cummings to Win MLS Goal of the Year!

NEW YORK (Tuesday Nov. 3 2009) – Major League Soccer announced today that voting for the most remarkable individual plays of the 2009 regular season kicks off today on the League’s official website MLSNet.com.
Fans may vote to determine the 2009 AT&T MLS Goal of the Year selecting from 40 candidates including all Goal of the Week winners from the regular season and additional nominees.
Rapids striker Omar Cummings is nominated for his fantastic strike against Real Salt Lake on June 6 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Vote online for Omar Cummings to win the 2009 AT&T MLS Goal of the Year by clicking here!
On the play Cummings splits 2 Salt Lake defenders and blasts a powerful shot from an impossible angle that bests the RSL keeper and drew the game level for Colorado.
Cummings is hoping to become the 2nd Rapids player all-time to take home the league's top award for the best strike of the season; Rapids defender Marcelo Balboa took home the league honor in 2000.

The voting breakdown is as follows:
1. Nov. 3 – Nov. 10 – Voting to select top 10 goals from original 40 nominees

2. Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 – Voting to select the 2009 AT&T Goal of the Year from the top 10 nominees

All-Time MLS Goal of the Year Winners:

2008: Will Johnson – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas – October 18 2008

2007: Cuauhtémoc Blanco – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake – August 18 2007

2006: Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United – September 30 2006

2005: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy – October 15 2005

2004: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – August 2 2004

2003: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew – August 13 2003

2002: Carlos Ruiz – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew – July 27 2002

2001: Clint Mathis – MetroStars vs. Dallas Burn – April 28 2001

2000: Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew – April 22 2000

1999: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United at Miami Fusion – May 22 1999

1998: Brian McBride – Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire – July 9 1998

1997: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United vs. New England Revolution – August 27 1997

1996: Eric Wynalda – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – April 6 1996