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Birmingham’s Hoffman Takes Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week

By Staff, 06/27/19, 4:45PM EDT


Bending finish from top of then penalty area against Hartford took top spot in weekly poll

TAMPA, Fla. – Birmingham Legion FC forward Chandler Hoffman has claimed the USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week for Week 16 of the 2019 season for his perfectly-placed finish from 20 yards against Hartford Athletic last Saturday night at BBVA Field.

The third-leading goalscorer in the Championship’s history, Hoffman notched his third goal of the current campaign as he helped his hometown club earn a 2-2 draw with fellow expansion side Hartford. Down by a goal just past the half-hour mark, Hoffman picked up possession just outside the penalty area and found space to curl a finish into the left corner of the net to bring the hosts level.

Hoffman’s goal earned 39 percent of the poll conducted online at that concluded on Thursday lunchtime. Fresno FC’s Jemal Johnson finished second on 31 percent for his outstanding long-range finish that helped the Foxes take a 3-2 win against San Antonio FC last Friday night, while Ottawa Fury FC’s Christiano Francois took third on 15 percent for his superb individual effort on the road against Nashville SC.

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