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

By Republic FC Communications, 10/05/20, 4:30PM PDT

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Republic FC supporters encouraged to vote for the Indomitable Club winger’s stunning strike against Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday night

Villyan Bijev’s stellar strike in the 25th minute against Portland Timbers 2 on October 3 has been nominated by the league for the Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week for Week 15. Voting is now open and run through Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT at USL Championship.com

After already proving an assist earlier in the match, Bijev bagged Sacramento’s fourth and final goal on the night with a stunning left-footed curling attempt that the former Liverpool FC playmaker nestled inside the top left corner of the net. The goal set up superbly after Rodrigo Lopez picked him out to his left and the Bulgarian-born winger weaved his way towards the top of the box and rifled an impeccably placed shot on target and in an unstoppable place for the goalkeeper to get a hand on it. 


Villyan Bijev also set up his sides' first goal on Saturday, assisting Dariusz Formella's opening strike.

The strike was Bijev’s fourth this season and 13 during league play with the Indomitable Club – 16th goal with SRFC across all competitions. This is Bijev’s second Goal of the Week nomination this season after already having won the weekly honor for Week 12 after scoring the game-winning goal against Orange County SC on September 9 while playing with only 10-men. 

Next up for Bijev and the boys in Old Glory Red is an opening round playoff match against Phoenix Rising FC in Arizona this Saturday. Kickoff for the Western Conference Quarterfinal match is set for 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast locally on KQCA My58 and Estrella TV Sacramento, as well as streamed on ESPN+. 

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