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Benoit Cheyrou Up for MLS Goal of The Week

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The french midfield is receiving plaudits for his calm finish against the Chicago Fire as his first ever MLS goal has been nominated for goal of the week.

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Toronto FC are still licking their wounds after a disheartening 3-2 loss to the Chicago Fire, but at least one player will have something to be proud of this week. In Saturday's game both Benoit Cheyrou and Sebastian Giovinco scored their first league goal.

However, it was Toronto's second goal of the match, which they both combined to score, that truly stood out and the league thought so as well. Giovinco's cutback to Cheyrou, who calmly volleyed home while surrounded by two Fire defenders, was nominated for MLS goal of the week.

The goal is the culmination of an impressive start to the season for Cheyrou, who has easily been one of Toronto's best players. While many of his teammates have had poor starts to the season he has exceeded expectations as a calming midfield presence.

Cheyrou's goal was not the only nominated from Saturday's game, as Chicago Fire's Joevin Jones, who also scored his first MLS goal, is also on the list. Jones' goal came after some poor defending from Toronto that saw a quick one-two played between Jones and Shaun Maloney, before Jones finished with the outside of his foot.

Jones and Cheyrou will join Juan Agudelo's stunning chip for the New England Revolution, Obafemi Martins clever turn and finish for the Seattle Sounders and Javier Morales' volley off the wall for Real Salt LakeVoting can be done here.