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Republic FC’s Luis Felipe takes October Goal of the Month

By Republic FC, 11/08/21, 12:00PM PST

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Midfielder’s banger voted month’s top strike in fan vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Monday, the USL Championship announced that Luis Felipe’s October 2 score against Tacoma Defiance was voted the Fan’s Choice Goal of the Month for October.

Felipe’s left footed rocket from 35 yards out- his fourth score of the season- captured 30% of the vote, putting him ahead of Tampa Bay’s Joaquin Rivas to take home the honor. Alongside his 90% passing accuracy for the match, the strike also earned him a selection to the USL Championship Team of the Week Bench for Week 24.

This is the second consecutive Goal of the Month honor garnered by a Republic FC player, and the fourth nomination this season. Academy product Julian Chavez took home the award for his score against Las Vegas Lights FC on September 5.