Obafemi Martins steals the show in this week's MLS Goal of the Week

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What a week it has been in the Major League indeed. Just two weeks ago we were embraced with a difficult decision over choosing the goal of the week in the Premier League, but now it is the MLS' turn to play with our minds and get everyone debating again.

So, with so much discussion in the air, let's take the best goals and see which was really the best.

Mehdi Ballouchy - NEW YORK CITY FC v Philadelphia Union

What a way to open your goalscoring account in the Major League than by bending in a 17 yard curler. Mehdi Ballouchy did exactly that subsequent to some liquid football from the newly formed New York City FC, American sister club to Manchester City.

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John McCarthy started the match ahead of the out-of-form Rais M'Bolhi for the Union, however no keeper on this planet could have kept out the Moroccan's whipped effort. 

Despite his applaudable goal, C.J. Sapong levelled things up at the Yankee Stadium inside the final ten minutes.

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Chris Rolfe - D.C. UNITED v Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo keeper, Tyler Deric, has been in unstoppable form for the opening few weeks of the 2015 campaign, but the shot-stopper was left red-faced when he failed to beat away a Chris Rolfe free kick from the edge of the box.

The Major League has seen many brilliant free kicks so far this season, but Rolfe's curling belter will certainly be at the peak of the pecking order.

Fabian Castillo - FC DALLAS v Toronto FC

Fabian Castillo may have broken the FC Dallas record for the quickest goal in the 28th second, but his second goal certainly got more people off their feet as the Colombian squeezed a curling effort into the bottom corner of Joe Bendik's goal.

Sebastian Giovinco - TORONTO FC v FC Dallas

In a game that had been delayed for 206 minutes due to poor weather conditions, the very few Toronto FC fans who painstakingly waited around may not have witnessed their side beat Dallas, but they certainly saw a moment of magic from their new signing, Sebastian Giovinco, who brought down a long ball, dribbled along the goal line and chipped the ball over Chris Seitz.

Sebastian Giovinco - TORONTO FC v FC Dallas

Before you think that I have mentioned the same goal twice, you can think again because Giovinco's second beats the first by a country mile.

Whilst all may have seemed dead for the visitors in Texas at 3-1 with one minute to go plus stoppage time, the former Juventus winger audaciously curled a lobbed free-kick into the top corner. The way the Italian connected with the ball was just so effortless and that is what made it so special. 

Despite Toronto's last ditch efforts, they couldn't quite find the cutting edge to pull the game level.

Lamar Neagle - SEATTLE SOUNDERS v Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids may have won their first game of the 2015 campaign in style last week, but an early cracker from Lamar Neagle resorted the Denver based side to their prior selves.

It is the first goal of the American's season and the curling right footed effort from virtually the corner of the 18-yard box bent straight past Clint Irwin and into the top corner.

Colorado may have hit back moments later, but the ball fell to Neagle in a dangerous position who wasted no time in grabbing his second of the season and the game.

Obafemi Martins - SEATTLE SOUNDERS v Colorado Rapids

We apologise to Lamar Neagle, but his moment in the spotlight didn't last for very long because Obafemi Martins returned to his normal position - in a backflip - after scoring a potential goal of the season contender.

The way the Nigerian plucks the ball out of the air and skilfully beat two defenders, not to mention a cool, calm and collective finish to follow was excellent viewing material. No matter how many good goals have gone in this week, nothing is beating that I can assure you.

Christian Maidana - PHILADELPHIA UNION v New England Revolution

Just two days after forcing a draw against NYCFC, Philadelphia were back in action against New England who had their tails up after a recent surge of positive results.

However, the Revs' confidence took a major setback thanks to Christian Maidana's exquisite free-kick. Bobby Shuttleworth is no easy goalkeeper to beat, especially from free kicks, so the Argentine should be particularly happy with his 25 yard effort.

None-the-less, the visitors kept their heads held high and pulled off a 2-1 comeback to extend their unbeaten streak to five.

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