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Goal of the Week: Weeks 1 & 2

By Staff, 05/19/22, 11:29AM EDT


Vote for your favorite strike from the league's opening weeks!

As the League Two season gets fully underway, we've already been gifted several magnificent goals that would win in any other week. We'll be hearing from these goals again during Goal of the Month and Goal of the Year, but for now, just try to vote for the best one for the opening weeks.

Fernando Garcia, Des Moines Menace

Garcia's flying scissor kick took the soccer world by storm - there was no way it wasn't ending up on this list. This clip went viral as every soccer fan marveled at the athletic ability and skill Garcia displayed. When it was scored, the game was still in doubt, as Des Moines Menace equalized 2-2 in the first half against St. Croix SC. The wonder goal would provide all the spark they needed - Des Moines would go on to win 6-2.

Colton Pleasants, North Carolina FC U-23

When you need a goal, one of the best ways can be to go and grab it yourself. Colton Pleasants agreed, taking the feed along the left wing and dizzying the defense before striking it with pace at NC Fusion U-23's near post. While the match didn't go their way, Pleasants adds a highlight to take with him as he tries to push for a spot on NCFC's League One team.

Illias Laghjibi, Northern Virginia FC

Laghjibi looked like he may have Goal of the Week wrapped up on opening night. Of course, that turned out not to be the case, but this is as good of a contender as any. To catch this ball on the volley is hard enough. To strike it from half field, aiming at the goal is hard enough. To lift it over the keeper, but have enough pace to beat him to the goal... That's special.

Stas Korzeniowski, Real Central NJ

High turnovers can lead to incredibly special moments in the sport. Here, Korzeniowski gives himself time to settle the ball from 25 yards out and fires and absolute laser into the corner of the net. The power and technique left everyone on the pitch stunned as Korzeniowski wheeled away in celebration. And Real Central NJ weren't done...

Daniel Tittelmayer, Real Central NJ

This one took a couple cracks to get it all the way to goal, but the manner in which it was done was magnificent. The 41-yard strike seemed to float in the air for minutes, before swooping under the crossbar and into the back of the net. The second long-distance goal in Real Central NJ's dominant win, they'll enjoy reviewing the tape of this match.

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