The USL Championship passed 1,000 goals for the season during August, with more than 175 goals across the month including those that landed on SportsCenter’s Top 10 and ESPN’s Futbol Americas among them. Now, the four winners of the Championship’s Goal of the Week awards are in the running for the Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month. Cast your vote to decide which outstanding finish will take home the award.
Voting runs through Monday, September 12 at 12 p.m. ET.
Nighte Pickering (MEM) – #MEMvHFD, 8/6/22: The 17-year-old United States youth international made a big impression on his professional debut with a bicycle kick finish to cap Memphis’ victory against Hartford Athletic at AutoZone Park.
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.
Connor Rutz (DET) – #BHMvDET, 8/17/22: The Michigan native catapulted into the No. 2 spot on ESPN’s Futbol Americas’ midweek countdown with a spectacular bicycle kick that helped Le Rouge take victory on the road in Birmingham.
Christian Pinzon (RGV) - #LVvRGV, 8/27/22: A picture perfect chip over the back line by former United States international Jose Francisco Torres set up Pinzon for a beautifully struck volley for his second goal in as many games as the Toros romped to victory.