Video: Sporting Kansas City's Krisztian Nemeth takes home MLS Goal of the Week award

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The former Liverpool striker's finish in Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Orlando City SC saw him earn top honours over Obafemi Martins.

Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth’s goal in Sunday’s clash with Orlando City SC could not prevent his side from falling to a 3-1 defeat but it did net him a consolation prize.

The Hungarian cancelled out Adrian Winter’s third-minute opener at the Citrus Bowl with a sublime finish just before the hour, as he slalomed through the hosts’ defence before driving a powerful shot into the top right corner.

Orlando would ultimately seal all three points through a Bryan Rochez effort and Winter’s second but the former Liverpool man’s strike was still impressive enough to earn the MLS Goal of the Week award with 45.52 per cent of the vote – 15 per cent more than Obafemi Martins’ acrobatic overhead kick for the Seattle Sounders.

Now with nine goals and seven assists in 23 appearances, Nemeth has proved an inspired signing for Sporting KC since arriving on a free transfer in December, when there were some initial doubts over whether he would prove a regular starter going forward.

However, he has not only managed to take the scoring burden off fellow forward Dom Dwyer but also earned a recall to the Hungarian national team of late thanks to his impressive stateside form.

A highly-rated prospect at Liverpool between 2007 and 2010, the 26-year-old never managed to make a first-team appearance during his time at Anfield but, after bouncing around Europe over the next few seasons, he now looks to have found a home across the Atlantic.

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