As the USL Championship passed 1,000 goals for the season, September’s collection of finishes across the league not only produced brilliant strikes from some of the league’s leading scorers, but also saw players find their way into the national spotlight on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 and Futbol Americas. Now the past month’s four Goal of the Week winners have all advanced to August’s Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month contest, and our friends at FotMob have picked out their favorite finish from the month to round out the top five for you to vote on for the award.
Voting will continue through 12 p.m. ET on Monday, October 11.
Julian Chavez (SAC) - #LVvSAC, 9/5/21: The Republic FC Academy product put a bow on his side’s victory at Cashman Field with an exceptional finish as he controlled a layoff by Jerome Kiesewetter at the top-right corner of the penalty area and delivered a left-footed curler to the top-left corner of the net.
Jose Francisco Torres (COS) - #COSvSLC, 9/8/21: The former United States international showed off his quality, catching a high clearance on the volley 25 yards from goal and putting his finish just inside the right post in the Switchbacks’ victory against Real Monarchs SLC.
Amando Moreno (NM) - #NMvSLC, 9/18/21: The El Salvador international controlled possession 30 yards from goal and then drove into the left side of the penalty area before cutting back onto his right foot and delivering a brilliant strike into the top-left corner of the net.
Johnny Rodriguez (OAK) - #OAKvSD, 9/22/21: Johnny Rodriguez produced a sensational finish to open the scoring in Roots SC’s 2-1 victory against San Diego Loyal SC, connecting on a bicycle kick off Brian Brown’s cross to land on the No. 1 spot in ESPN’s Futbol Americas’ Top 10.
Raul Gonzalez (MEM) - #MEMvBHM, 9/4/21: The Puerto Rico international took the roof off AutoZone Park with a remarkable scissor-kick finish in the sixth minute of second half stoppage time that found the top-left corner for a 3-2 victory against rival Birmingham Legion FC.