2022 Awards

2022 FC Cincinnati Goal of the Year

Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s End of Season Awards are back for the 2022 season. Earlier Tuesday we announced our Fan-Voted Player of the Year. Now we release our Goal of the Year,  followed by our Moment of the Year on Wednesday and Unsung Hero on Thursday. We will end the week with the Staff-Voted Player of the Year on Friday. Stay tuned to CST as we look back on our favorite points of the 2022 FC Cincinnati season.

Well 2022 certainly was a better year for goals in comparison to the previous three wooden-spoon seasons. The FCC attack combined for 64 goals in ’22 vs. 80 total goals in its previous three seasons! Brenner and Vazquez each scored 18 goals becoming the first striker duo in league history to do so.

A nomination for goal of the year can come from many different metrics. How beautiful was the goal? What was the significance of the goal? Was it a golazo? How about the celebration afterward? There were many exciting goals this season with the nominees below being our staff favorites.

Miazga answers after a bad ref decision vs. Columbus

Vazquez secures three points in stoppage at Minnesota

Barreal shreds the Vancouver defense off the dribble and finishes cleanly

Brenner dazzles vs. NYCFC including this beautiful bicycle

Lucho nutmegging the Columbus midfield with a pass to Vazquez 

Hagglund finally gets a hair cut vs. Charlotte

Badji cross to Vazquez for the winner at Orlando

Brenner vs. DC United curler

Winner: Brandon Vazquez winner at Minnesota

This goal had a little bit of everything. While FCC had some good results prior to this last second winner, the significance and beauty in build up stood out for the staff. The passing sequence was sublime to break down the Loons defense and this moment was a huge point in “turning the page” for FCC. Calvin Harris’s pinpoint cross and a cool finish by Brandon Vazquez secured three massive road points in the club’s first ever playoff-clinching season.

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