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Sporting Kansas City’s Greatest Goal

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Was Erik Hurtado’s goal Sunday the greatest goal in Sporting history?

MLS: Nashville SC at Sporting Kansas City Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

If you were in attendance at Children’s Mercy Park on Sunday night, or just watching on TV, you may have witnessed history. Erik Hurtado hit a volley for a game winning goal late in the second half that may just be the best goal by a Sporting Kansas City player ever.

So I got to thinking. What is the greatest Sporting KC goal in history? Admittedly, I have only been a real diehard fan since 2013 so I might not be the best judge of anything prior to that, but I can think of only a couple of other goals that might compete with Hurtado’s goal against Nashville.

I think you have to start with a Goal of the Year winner. In October 2015, Krisztian Nemeth put two Portland Timbers defenders on their backsides, went past another and put a beautiful goal in the back of the net. It was something pretty sensational.

Another contender would be from none other than Yohan Croizet that can be seen early in the video below. In the fifth round of the US Open Cup competition in 2018 he hit a beautiful half volley from just outside the box against FC Dallas.

So what do you think? What is the greatest goal in Sporting Kansas City? Is it one of these or would you choose something else? And what makes it the best? Is it only the difficulty factor or does the game situation make a difference? We want to hear from you so hit the comments and let us know what you think!