Best Moments In Soccer 2013: See Our Top 5 List Of Latino Goals, Plays And Transfers This Year [PHOTOS]

2013 is about to expire and even though many people are excited about ushering in a new year, the final days of this calendar year gives folks a time to reflect on all the positive that took place during the 365-day span. As far as professional sports are concerned, some of the top moments of the year will certainly be remembered for significant amounts of time but it is certainly nice to take a trip back in time in an attempt to relive some of the feats and milestones that helped 2013 become a year to remember.

Many of those unforgettable moments came in the sport of soccer. With the United States winning the country's fifth CONCACAF Gold Cup and Brazil claiming the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on its home turf, international soccer certainly provided us with thrilling moments from start to finish. Individual performances from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, who lifted Portugal to the World Cup with a thrilling effort against Sweden in a playoff and Lionel Messi, who continues to record goals at an unbelievable pace, are just two of the greatest solo acts the past year delivered.

With Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras and other popular international teams all qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as well, 2013 undoubtedly stretched its arms to embrace sports fans and soccer enthusiasts around the globe, setting up a heightened level of anticipation for the New Year.

Now, take a moment to enjoy our list of the Top 5 Latino Soccer Moments from 2013!

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Sports reporter covering the hot topics of the day in Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, Premier League, Spanish Primera League, Liga MX and others. I've also covered 2014 World Cup Qualifying and hosted interviews with high-profile athletes including Victor Cruz and Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants. In my spare time I work as a play-by-play announcer for MSG Networks and the Division I Northeast Conference. Graduate of Monmouth University with a B.A. in Applied Communication.