The first full week in May brought another collection of outstanding finishes from across the USL Championship, including long-range strikes and moments of individual skill that featured the first goal in the newest soccer-specific venue in the United States’ history. We’ve picked out five nominees, now you get to decide who gets the honor of being the Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week.
Voting runs through Thursday, May 12 at 12 p.m. ET.
Walmer Martinez (MB) - #MBvLV, 5/7/22: Standout local product Walmer Martinez delivered a brilliant goal as the first for Monterey Bay F.C. at Cardinale Stadium with a left-footed blast to the top-right corner of the net from 25 yards.
Greg Hurst (PHX) - #PHXvSA, 5/7/22: The Scottish forward controlled a lifted pass from Baboucarr Njie on his chest with his back to goal and produced an outstanding turning volley to the top-right corner of the net for his second of the night at Wild Horse Pass.
Kyle Vassell (SD) - #NMvSD, 5/7/22: The former Northern Ireland international got onto a flicked header by Tumi Moshobane and finishing while falling under pressure to put SD Loyal ahead in first-half stoppage time at Isotopes Park.
Joaquin Rivas (TUL) - #TULvDET, 5/7/22: The El Salvador international controlled a long pass upfield on the right flank and cut centrally past a defender before firing a left-footed shot into the bottom-right corner to open the scoring at ONEOK Field.
Niall McCabe (LOU) - #ATLvLOU, 5/4/22: The LouCity veteran produced an excellent finish from beyond the top-right edge of the penalty area, curling the shot across his body into the left corner of the net for a finish that landed on ESPN’s Futbol Americas’ midweek goals countdown.