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Luis Felipe’s Long-Distance Rocket Wins Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week

By Grace Ogata-Beutler, 10/07/21, 3:00PM PDT


Brazilian Midfielder Sealed the Win for Republic FC with an Absolute Golazo

Luis Felipe’s 77th minute score from Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Tacoma Defiance has won the USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week for Week 24. 

This marks Felipe’s second Goal of the Week win in 2021, and Republic FC’s fourth time bringing home the award out of six nominations. The goal will be in the running for October’s Goal of the Month, which will be open for fan voting in early November.

Felipe was also named to the USL Team of the Week Bench for his performance on Saturday. In addition to his goal, the midfielder finished with 90% passing accuracy while winning 72% of his duels. He also leads the league in duels won. 

Republic FC is headed down to Southern California to take on San Diego Loyal SC on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the match will be broadcast on KQCA My58, Estrella TV Sacramento, and ESPN+.