From brilliant long-range strikes and beautifully constructed build-ups and finishes, the past week of action in the USL Championship had plenty of highlight-reel moments, including those that delivered late drama and key results in the race for the 2022 USL Championship Playoffs. We’ve picked out five of the best from the past seven days, and you get to cast your vote to decide who gets the honor of claiming the Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week.
Voting runs through Thursday, August 18 at 12 p.m. ET.
Nicky Hernandez (SA) – #SAvLV, 8/13/22: The right winger produced an audacious strike from the right flank that beat the goalkeeper at his near post from a narrow angle to put SAFC ahead in its victory against Lights FC at Toyota Field.
Aaron Molloy (MEM) - #PITvMEM, 8/13/22: The Irish midfielder’s late run capitalized on a beautiful cross-field pass by Phillip Goodrum to Jeremy Kelly, who laid off into Molloy’s path to fire home first time into the top-right corner at Highmark Stadium.
Milan Iloski (OC) - #OCvPHX, 8/12/22: The Championship’s Golden Boot leader timed his run perfectly and was picked out by a perfectly flighted pass by Dillon Powers before controlling and finishing against Rising FC at Championship Soccer Stadium.
Dylan Mares (ELP) - #COSvELP, 8/12/22: Mares began Locomotive FC’s comeback with a superb long-range strike from 25 yards that picked out the top-left corner of the net against the Switchbacks at Weidner Field.
Aaron Wheeler (COS) - #COSvELP, 8/12/22: The veteran forward used every inch of his 6-foot-4 frame to reach an angled cross into the left side of the penalty area by Jairo Henriquez and send a looping header into the net to cap a thrilling 4-4 draw at Weidner Field.