SACRAMENTO, California (August 5, 2021) – The USL Championship announced that two Republic FC strikes have been nominated for the Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month for July. Nabi Kibunguchy’s Week 14 first ever pro goal and Luis Felipe’s game-winner in Week 15 both claimed the weekly prize, and are now on the ballot for the July honor. Voting is open now at USLChampionship.com through Monday, August 9 at 9:00 a.m. PT.
The dynamic duo secured back-to-back Goal of the Week honors for Sacramento Republic FC, and the Indomitable Club’s fans rallied the vote making the boys in Old Glory Red weekly winners to close out the month. Both strikes were not just spectacular aesthetically, but pivotal in the Indomitable Club’s recent run of success and ascent up the Pacific Division table.
Kibunguchy’s header came in the 93rd minute of Republic FC’s 2-2 draw at Orange County SC on July 24, just three minutes after the homegrown player subbed on for Kharlton Belmar. It was Kibunguchy’s first goal with the first team and secured the club’s fourth match in its last five outings with a result.
Felipe made it two straight Goal of the Week honors for SRFC after cementing the first brace of his career in a 3-1 win over New York Red Bulls II on July 31. Felipe found himself on the end of a clinical build up from the boys in Old Glory Red, netting home the game winner in the 22nd minute. The win secured SRFC’s seventh point in its last three games.
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