A remarkable final month of the regular season produced outstanding finishes and dramatic late goals, and sometimes a combination of the two as the USL Championship’s regular season produced almost 1,500 goals across the campaign overall. Now the past month’s five Goal of the Week winners have all advanced to October’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, November 8.
Luis Felipe Fernandes (SAC) - #SACvTAC, 10/2/21: The New York native took aim and delivered a spectacular drive from 35 yards out that left the goalkeeper flat-footed as Sacramento took a 3-1 victory against Tacoma Defiance at Heart Health Park.
Cameron Lancaster (LOU) - #LOUvSKC, 10/9/21: LouCity’s all-time leading scorer brought the house down at Lynn Family Stadium as he powered home a close-range finish after Brian Ownby’s fine header back across goal from Niall McCabe’s free kick to give LouCity a 4-3 win in stoppage time on Saturday night.
Ilija Ilic (NM) - #SDvNM, 10/17/21: Ilija Ilic connected perfectly on the volley with a cross from the right by Isidro Martinez to send a finish into the right corner of the net from six yards out, giving New Mexico a stoppage-time equalizer on the road against San Diego Loyal SC.
Akeem Ward (OAK) - #SDvOAK, 10/24/21: The defender produced a remarkable piece of skill to control in traffic and then flick the ball over his marker’s head in the left side of the penalty area before driving home a left-footed volley that got the No. 7 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10.
Joaquin Rivas (TUL) - #TULvOKC, 10/30/21: The El Salvador international broke open the Black Gold Derby on Saturday night as he was allowed to turn into space in midfield and lined up a ferociously driven shot into the bottom right corner to set the hosts on their way to victory.
Peter-Lee Vassell (IND) - #INDvTUL, 10/23/21: The Jamaican international got time and space 25 yards from goal outside the top-left edge of the penalty area and delivered an arrow to the top-right corner of the net that left the goalkeeper little chance in Indy’s home finale at The Mike.