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2016 FC Dallas Goal of the Year: Round 5

The Best of Mauro (Rosales): Volume 1.

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Kind of like FIFA, I just use a random draw to decide who gets into which round and who’s goal is up against who’s. Sometimes, it ends up putting two title worthy contenders together really early, sometimes it puts the same player together.

Now you’re probably thinking, "Wait, Rosales had two goals this year?" He didn’t, but he did provide a sumptuous assist and delivered a angelic free kick this year. By the luck of the draw, both of Mauro’s best attributes are featured in this round.

Round 5: The Best of Mauro (Rosales): Volume 1

This free kick is simply so effortless and soothing to the soul. Go ahead and watch the ball the first time, but then spend the next 3-5 times watching Rosales’ body language. It’s almost like watching Ken Griffey Jr. take an at bat. Just a beautiful, gorgeous strike of the ball. All skill. All awesome.

While renown for his set pieces, this Mauro Rosales flick to a streaking Michael Barrios really shows off Mauro’s vision and creativity in the midfield. Two touches: settle, flick and off the races for Barrios.