Dazzling debut: Newcomer Sebastian Fernandez wins first MLS Goal of the Week award of 2014

Uruguayan wins Goal of the Week with 39 per cent of the vote

Vancouver Whitecaps FC newcomer Sebastian Fernandez made quite the statement in his MLS debut last weekend, a debut that included Week 1's MLS Goal of the Week.

Fernandez claimed the initial award of the 2014 season on Friday for his game-winning rocket in Whitecaps FC's 4-1 rout of New York Red Bulls. The Uruguayan midfielder's stunning strike, which came in the 49th minute of the match, claimed a little more than 39 per cent of the vote.

Mauro Diaz finished in second place for his free kick in FC Dallas' 3-2 triumph against the Montreal Impact, but he fell short of Fernandez's top spot by a wide margin.

Final Votes - Week 1:

1. Sebastian Fernandez (VAN): 39.34%
2. Mauro Diaz (DAL): 19.19%
3. Boniek Garcia (HOU): 18.03%
4. Quincy Amarikwa (CHI): 15.33%
5. Pedro Morales (VAN): 8.11%

View all of this year's nominees and winners here.

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