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Central Valley's Villyan Bijev Wins Goal of the Month for May

By Staff, 06/06/22, 2:00PM EDT


Bijev's beautiful goal confirmed the Bulgarian American's brace

TAMPA, Fla. – Central Valley Fuego FC's Villyan Bijev has claimed the USL League One Fans' Choice Goal of the Month award for May with his graceful goal against South Georgia Tormenta FC on May 21.

Completing his brace, Bijev collected a lofted through ball from Maxi Schenfeld and weaved his way through a pair of Tormenta FC defenders before calmly slotting it past Pablo Jara in goal. With his 42nd-minute goal confirming his brace, Bijev tallied his third brace across all competitions to blow by Tormenta FC.

Bijev's goal earned 53% of the vote conducted at to claim the award. The Charlotte Independence's Koa Santos finished second on 24% with his long-distance strike against FC Tucson on May 15, while FC Tucson's Tyler Allen finished third on 10% for his stunning match winner against South Georgia Tormenta FC on May 28.

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