5. Edyairth Ortega
Don’t beat yourself up if you’ve never heard this player’s name before, I didn’t either. This tremendous goal off a set play surely made all Liga MX fans pay attention, though. First start with Atlas and first goal for the 21-year-old. With former EPL busts Ravel Morrison and Angelo Henriquez still relegated to the bench, a coaching change and the use of more youth might have been the best thing for Atlas. Hey, it worked this time. Ortega’s goal helped Los Academicos defeat top-ranked Santos Laguna 3-2 on Friday.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL del Atlas ⚫ Edyairth Ortega le pega desde fuera del área y anota el 1-0. pic.twitter.com/XdZhqYtQW5— Fútbol al Momento (@Futalmomento2) March 31, 2018
4. Cecilio Dominguez
This year’s Clasico Joven was one to remember, especially when you talk goal-wise. Every goal scored in this game made it on the list, and Dominguez’s long shot tied the bow around Club America’s sixth victory of the season against their cross-town rivals.
#ClubAmérica warmed up for Tuesday's #CCL semifinal 1st leg vs #TFC with a 2-1 win over #CruzAzul in #ClásicoJoven on Saturday. Playing a strong first-choice lineup, their decisive goal came on a flowing team move finished off by Cecilio Domínguez. #TORvAME #TFCLive #SCCL2018 pic.twitter.com/0wFzWvi12z— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) April 3, 2018
3. Matheus Uribe
Before Dominguez sealed the deal, Uribe got things rolling on the offensive end for Las Aguilas. It seems every goal the Colombian scores makes it on our weekly list. It proves that while also being a tough defender, the man can also put the ball in the net with absolute ease. With Dominguez and Uribe dropping goals like this more often, the name Darwin Quintero might be quickly forgotten in El Nido.
2. Edgar Mendez
Continuing to go backward in this game, the best goal was the very first one that gave La Maquina the lead and hope early on. A beautiful backheel from Angel Mena found Martin Cauteruccio before Caute found Mendez on the far side of the box and all the Spaniard had to do was slot it home. Unfortunately, Cruz Azul would not find the victory in their soon-to-be new home, losing 2-1 to America on Saturday.
1. Rafael Carioca
Similar to Uribe, Rafael is one of those midfielders that has a deadly strike from distance. And I mean DEADLY. See below for proof. His goal helped Los Felinos defeat the “goleada-magnet” that is Leon, 4-1 on Saturday.
What was your favorite goal of the Jornada? Any we missed? Leave them in the comments below!