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Will Johnson takes Goal of the Year (VIDEO)
November 20th, 2008 6:45AM



[MLS] Real Salt Lake midfielder Will Johnson won the 2008 Sierra Mist Goal of the Year for his flick and volley, which struck the inside of the near post and beat FC Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala, in RSL's must-win away goal on Oct. 18.

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Johnson's goal received the most votes in online fan voting. 

Johnson, 21, was born in Toronto and raised in the Chicago area. He began his pro career with the Chicago Fire before transferring to Dutch club Heerenveen, where he joined childhood teammate Michael Bradley. Johnson returned to Real Salt Lake in a trade with the Fire in the second half of the 2008 season.

Voting for the Sierra Mist Goal of the Year began with fans able to select from 35 regular season goals, including the 31 winners of the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week and four additional nominees. Fan voting whittled that field down to five finalists.

Joining Johnson in the final round of voting were Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Danny Cepero (New York), and last year's Sierra Mist Goal of the Year winner, Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago Fire).
Sierra Mist Goal of the Year Winners
2008: Will Johnson - Real Salt Lake
2007: Cuauhtemoc Blanco - Chicago Fire
2006: Brian Ching - Houston Dynamo
2005: Dwayne De Rosario - San Jose Earthquakes
2004: Dwayne De Rosario - San Jose Earthquakes
2003: Damani Ralph - Chicago Fire
2002: Carlos Ruiz - Los Angeles Galaxy
2001: Clint Mathis - MetroStars
2000: Marcelo Balboa - Colorado Rapids
1999: Marco Etcheverry - D.C. United
1998: Brian McBride - Columbus Crew
1997: Marco Etcheverry - D.C. United
1996: Eric Wynalda - San Jose Clash

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