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USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month – August

By Staff, 09/08/18, 6:00PM EDT


Vote for your favorite goal from the past month of the season


  • Villyan Bijev, Sacramento Republic FC


  • Darnell King, San Antonio FC


  • Kadeem Dacres, Saint Louis FC


  • Ilija Ilic, Louisville City FC


  • Emmanuel Ledesma, FC Cincinnati


  • Devin Vega, Phoenix Rising FC


  • Zach Steinberger, North Carolina FC


  • Shawn Nicklaw, Atlanta United 2


  • Saeed Robinson, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC


  • Wan Kuzain, Swope Park Rangers


  • Total Votes: 1556

TAMPA, Fla. – Almost 300 goals were scored across the month of August in the 2018 USL regular season, including the 1,000th goal of the 2018 regular season and a bevy of tremendous finishes that saw an elite group of contenders move into prime position to claim the USL Golden Boot at the end of the season. Now it’s your turn to select the best of the 10 selected that will earn the USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month award.

Voting will continue through 12 p.m. ET on Monday, September 10.

USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month Finalists – August

Villyan Bijev (SAC) - #SACvFRS, 8/4/18: Bijev created space well at the top of the penalty area after coming in from the left flank before powering home a finish to the right corner for the winner in the Highway 99 Derby.

Darnell King (SA) - #SAvLA, 8/4/18: King drilled home an outstanding first-time strike from the top of the penalty area to put SAFC ahead after the hosts had scrambled to find a finish in the moments before.

Kadeem Dacres (STL) - #STLvLV, 8/11/18: Dacres struck a world-class finish for his first league goal for Saint Louis, picking out the top-right corner from outside the top-left corner of the penalty area to bring the home fans to their feet.

Ilija Ilic (LOU) - #NYvLOU, 8/10/18: Ilic got on his bike to put home the opening goal of Louisville’s five-goal rally against the Red Bulls II, capitalizing on Cameron Lancaster’s near-post header for a spectacular finish.

Emmanuel Ledesma (CIN) - #CINvCHS, 8/18/18: Ledesma produced another top-shelf strike as he scored his sixth goal from outside the penalty area this season to open the scoring in Cincinnati’s victory against Charleston.

Devin Vega (PHX) - #PHXvSA, 8/22/18: Vega produced a clever first touch to set up a superb volleyed finish into the top-left corner from 12 yards out in Phoenix’s victory against San Antonio FC in the USL Game of the Week.

Zach Steinberger (NC) - #NCvCLT, 8/25/18: Steinberger marked his debut for NCFC with a tremendous scissor-kick finish as the midfielder reacted perfectly to having an initial header saved to finish off the chance at the second attempt.

Shawn Nicklaw (ATL) - #ATLvCIN, 8/22/18: Nicklaw produced a spectacular strike from the right side that picked out the top-right corner from more than 30 yards in Atlanta’s midweek clash with FC Cincinnati.

Saeed Robinson (COS) - #COSvSLC, 8/29/18: Robinson produced a spectacular game-winner for the Switchbacks against the Monarchs with a curling finish from 25 yards that picked out the right corner of the net at Weidner Field.

Wan Kuzain (SPR) - #SPRvTUL, 8/29/18: Kuzain produced his second spectacular free kick of the season – again landing on SportsCenter’s Top 10 – with a dipping shot that picked out the bottom-left corner at Children’s Mercy Park.

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