Before we dive in, just know I'm really only looking at San Jose teams here. Houston doesn't count, the Dynamo will get their own post. Besides, both selections are pre-Dynamo.
San Jose Earthquakes
Best: Dwayne De Rosario @ Los Angeles Galaxy, Oct. 15, 2005
If Beckham did this I wouldn't have to put it in one of these posts.
With opening weekend upon us though, respect the classic.
Brightest: Dwayne De Rosario vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, Oct. 21, 2001
Sudden death overtime in the then-new Crew Stadium with MLS Cup on the line and DeRo finishes with this truly golden goal in the 96th minute.
Then, before allowing his teammates to fully celebrate San Jose's first MLS Cup - and its stunting of LA - he makes sure to get his signature celebration in. Priorities.
I don't know that I speak for all Americans when I say I'd take him over Sidney Crosby any day, but I think I speak for the ones that are right.
- Jacob Klinger