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USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month – September / October

By Staff, 10/08/20, 2:00PM EDT


The final month of the regular season produced some sparkling strikes, which one gets your vote?

The final weeks of the 2020 Championship regular season saw more than 375 goals find the back of the net as the final berths were decided for the 2020 Championship Playoffs, including tallies that found their way onto ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 and went viral around the world. We’ve selected six of the best, now you get to vote for the goal that will earn the USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month award.

Voting will continue through 12 p.m. ET on Monday, October 12.

USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month Finalists – September / October

Stavros Zarokostas (CHS) - #MIAvCHS, 9/5/20: Zarokostas earned his second consecutive nomination as he picked up a loose ball 30 yards from goal and unleashed a curling finish into the top-right corner of the net at Riccardo Silva Stadium.

Villyan Bijev (SAC) - #SACvOC, 9/9/20: After good work by Jaime Villarreal to find him in the right side of the penalty area, Bijev’s finish was low and true to the left corner of the net to send Sacramento to a comeback victory against Orange County while down to 10 men.

Emilio Ycaza (RNO) - #RNOvTAC, 9/17/20: Ycaza seized on a clearance to control possession 30 yards from the net and then curled home an outstanding finish for his first goal in the professional ranks in Reno’s win against Tacoma.

Eric Bird (TUL) - #TULvSA, 9/26/20: Bird’s controlled left-footed volley off an attempted clearance by the San Antonio FC picked out the right corner of the net and lifted Tulsa to a stoppage-time victory at ONEOK Field.

Tobenna Uzo (TUL) - #TULvOKC, 9/30/20: Uzo scored a dramatic game-winner for Tulsa with a diving header off a cross by Cristhian Altamirano that found the bottom-right corner of the net to lift the hosts past Black Gold Derby rival OKC Energy FC at ONEOK Field.

Julian Chavez (SAC) - #PORvSAC, 9/2/20: Deep in second-half stoppage time, the 18-year-old Chavez wove past two defenders into the right side of the penalty area and fired home a near-post shot for his first professional goal and Republic FC’s game-winner at Providence Park.

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