TAMPA, Fla. – The opening six weeks of the 2017 USL regular season saw some outstanding finishes across the league. Now it’s your turn to select the best of the 10 goals selected that will earn the USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month award.
The selections include the six winners of the USL Goal of the Week and four wild-card goals selected by USL staff that had been earlier nominated for weekly honors. Each USL Goal of the Month winner will then be among the finalists for the USL Goal of the Year accolade following the 2017 regular season.
USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month Finalists – March/April
Corey Hertzog (PGH) - #PGHvNY, 3/25/17: Hertzog’s superb individual finish helped the Riverhounds earn a 2-2 draw with the defending USL Cup champions to kick off the season.
Masta Kacher (COS) - #COSvOKC, 4/1/17: Kacher’s curling finish was his first for his new club, and one of two strikes to earn nomination as a finalist for Goal of the Month.
Victor Pineda (OC) - #PORvOC, 4/8/17: Pineda’s sweetly struck finish helped Orange County earn a 2-1 victory on the road in Portland.
Miguel Gonzalez (OKC) - #OKCvSAC, 4/11/17: Gonzalez earned both Energy FC its first win of the season, and No. 1 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 with this bicycle-kick finish.
Brian Ownby (LOU) - #CINvLOU, 4/22/17: Ownby’s skillful finish to a great team move saw Louisville take the lead against Cincinnati in the River Cities Cup clash at Nippert Stadium.
Devin Vega (SA) - #SEAvSA, 4/25/17: Vega’s first professional goal was the game-winner as SAFC took victory on the road in Seattle.
Deshorn Brown (TBR) - #TBRvRIC, 4/29/17: Brown’s scissor-kick finish against the Kickers was the game-winner, and the second USL goal to earn No. 1 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 in April.
Marcel Schäfer (TBR) - #CINvTBR, 4/19/17: Schäfer’s long-range blast was his first goal for the Rowdies, and took the No. 2 spot on the SportsCenter Top 10 that night.
Masta Kacher (COS) - #COSvSLC, 4/15/17: Kacher produced another spectacular finish as the Switchbacks earned a 2-1 win against their Rocky Mountain rivals.
Kris Tyrpak (SA) - #SAvCOS, 4/7/17: Tyrpak’s curling finish from outside the area provided a major highlight in a month full of them for SAFC.
Voting will continue through 9 a.m. ET on Monday, May 8.