Watch Erick "Cubo" Torres' historic golazo to beat Real Salt Lake

Goals don't get much sweeter than this one.

Chivas USA beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday, thanks to a golazo from star striker Erick Torres. Golazo is a word that is thrown around far too often, but it certainly fits in this situation, as Torres blasted Tony Lochhead's long cross (which, admittedly, was pretty great in its own right) on the volley right out of the air. It was like a mirror image of Tim Cahill's goal for Australia at the World Cup recently, and that goal is being talked about as a candidate for Goal of the Tournament.

The goal also sets two historical marks. Cubo's 17 career league goals surpasses Cuauhtemoc Blanco's total in MLS, the previous record-holder for goals scored in the league by a Mexican-born player.

Torres is also at 10 goals for the season at the moment, which makes him the third player in team history to score double-digit goals in an MLS season. The other two players were Ante Razov (14 goals in 2006) and Maykel Galindo (12 in 2007). By no means do I want to jinx the guy, as anything could happen, but he is certainly on pace to break the single-season scoring club record. In fact, he's on pace at the moment to have the sixth-best goals total in a season in league history.

For the moment, however, this is a goal to savor. You have one job this week: When it is in the running for MLS Goal of the Week (and it will be), you need to vote for it to ensure it wins, because it needs to be in the running for MLS Goal of the Year. Oh, you should also vote for him to be an MLS All-Star while we're at it. Do that here, and do it now.

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