Earlier today, USL Championship announced that Republic FC’s Luis Felipe has advanced to the next round in the league’s 2021 Fans’ Choice Goal of the Year. The Brazilian midfielder edged out teammate—and September Goal of the Month winner—Juju Chavez and will now faceoff with RGV Toros midfielder Rodrigo Lopez.
Voting is open now through December 20 at 9:00 a.m. PT at USLChampionship.com -- be sure to click tab #2 to vote for Luis.
Felipe’s left footed banger against Tacoma Defiance not only won October’s fan vote, but earned a lot of praise on social media. After pushing the ball ahead, the midfielder surprised everyone when he rocketed a shot from 35 yards out and into the top-right corner of the goal, leaving the Tacoma goalkeeper with no time to react. Felipe’s Goal of the Month win secured back-to-back victories for the Indomitable Club, with Juju Chavez taking home the honor in September.