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VOTE NOW: Bijev’s Stellar Strike Nominated for Goal of the Week

By Republic FC Communications, 09/15/20, 1:00PM PDT


Republic FC supporters encouraged to vote for the Indomitable Club winger’s second game-winner of the season

Villyan Bijev’s game-winning goal in the 87th minute against Orange County SC on September 9 has been nominated by the league for the Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week.  Voting is open now and runs through Thursday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. PT at

Bijev lifted his side – playing with just 10-men – to a 2-1 advantage when Jaime Villarreal spotted the former Liverpool FC playmaker on the far flank and the winger rifled his attempt on target. The shot kissed off the inside of the post and by the visiting goalkeeper to ensure all three points for Sacramento. 

The goal was Bijev's seventh career game-winner with SRFC

The goal was the Bulgarian-born wingers second game-winning goal this season after finding the back of the net during Republic FC’s 1-0 win over Reno 1868 FC on August 12. Over his Sacramento career, Bijev has bagged seven career game-winning goals. 

Next up for Bijev and the boys in Old Glory Red is a Saturday night showdown in Sacramento against Tacoma Defiance on September 19. The match will be broadcast locally on KQCA My58 and Estrella TV Sacramento, as well as streamed on ESPN+ with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT.


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