The United Soccer League (USL) announced this afternoon that Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Villyan Bijev was one of five players nominated for USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week.
Bijev’s banger in the 76th minute was the difference in what was a 1-0 home victory for the Republic against Fresno FC. He was solid all night long — narrowly missing a goal in the first half when his chip hit the crossbar.
Not only did he help the team secure an important three points, but it also gave the Republic the season series over Fresno FC two games to one.
If you would like to vote for Bijev, you can do so here. As of last count, he was in second place with 29 percent of the vote. Votes will be accepted until Thursday, August 9 at 9am.
We’ll have more on Bijev in the coming days, but in the interim, get your votes in.