Whitecaps FC defender Alain Rochat nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week

Curling strike one of the week's best

MLSsoccer.com unveiled today that Whitecaps FC defender Alain Rochat is one of five nominees for the AT&T Goal of the Week.

After a terrific run from teammate Davide Chiumiento, Rochat received the ball on the left-hand side, as he sprung up field and uncorked a rocket into the back of the net. The goal was the lone of the match, as the ‘Caps defeated Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Bell Pitch at Empire Field for their first win since opening day.

VOTE FOR ROCHAT HERE OR TEXT G3 TO 22442.

Voting runs from 9 a.m. PT on Mondays until 11:59 p.m. PT time on Thursdays.

Rochat’s nomination comes a week after teammate Eric Hassli took home AT&T Goal of the Week honours with a brilliant strike against Pacific Northwest rivals Seattle Sounders FC.

Find out what fans had to say about Hassli's stunning goal from last week:

Don’t forget to vote for Rochat, Chiumiento, Hassli, and their Whitecaps FC teammates for the 2011 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game to be held on Wednesday, July 27, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The All-Star Game will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on TSN.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE 2011 MLS ALL-STAR TEAM.

Fans can also vote by text message (SMS) or through twitter. Find out more information on how to vote at whitecapsfc.com.

Whitecaps FC fans now have the option of purchasing two exciting new match packs. Starting at just $159, the match pack options - GOING HOLLYWOOD and LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR? - both include the Manchester City FC friendly match, valued at $60, and four coveted MLS matches. Aside from season tickets, which also include the Manchester City game, match packs are currently the only way to secure a ticket to the July 18 international friendly. For additional information on match packs, visit whitecapsfc.com/matchpacks.