Your Votes Help Nicolas Hernandez Win MLS Goal of the Week Award!

DENVER ( - Colorado Rapids forward Nicolas Hernandez has claimed this week's Sierra Mist MLS Goal of the Week award as the best goal scored across the league last week outpacing his nearest foe by 14 percent!

Hernandez's emphatic finish after receiving a long ball from Terry Cooke was the game-winner Saturday as the Rapids downed D.C. United 2-1 to keep United winless all-time at Invesco Field at Mile High.

(To view Niko's goal CLICK HERE).

Hernandez gave the Rapids the game-winner in the 84th minute with the first goal of his MLS career. After coming close to scoring many times in this game and last week's the Argentine finally found redemption as he latched onto a perfect Terry Cooke through ball and ripped the ball into the back of the D.C. net to send the packed house into hysterics.

Pablo Mastroeni who had a great game at defensive mid skilfully disposessed a United forward and quickly found Terry Cooke on the wings. Cooke steamed about 30 yards through midfield and sent in a majestic early cross that Niko brought down skipped around United 'keeper Troy Perkins and fired home from a tight angle for his first MLS goal. The assist by Cooke was his fourth on the campaign and tied him for the league lead.

Thanks to all fans who voted for Niko to win!