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Photo of the Year: Wilson Tsoi shoots Reign FC goal at Portland Thorns

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Wilson Tsoi.

Wilson Tsoi.

goalWA.net readers have spoken, and in a close race Wilson Tsoi has edged out…himself. On April 21, 2013 Tsoi traveled to Portland to shoot Seattle Reign FC against the Portland Thorns in the new NWSL women’s pro league. Over 16,000 fans were in attendance, and Wilson set  up his famous ‘behind the goal’ cameras to catch the action. When Seattle’s Jess Fishlock scored her club’s lone goal in a 2:1 Seattle loss Tsoi came back with a stunning photograph that captures the moment.

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Fishlock is in the background center left. Seattle’s Keelin Winters is raising her arms in celebration, center, as Portland goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc stretches in vain. The photo is one of a large sequence of the play. See the entire sequence here.

Tsoi’s magical snapshot of a goal off of the head of Washington Husky Cristan Roldan finished as runner-up in the voting. See all of the candidates here. Final poll results are here.

goalWA.net led the nation in quality soccer photos over all ages and competitions in 2013, increasing our coverage thanks to great volunteer photographers. Look back at our entire collection on our gallery Facebook index page. 

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