US Youth Soccer added the Goal of the Year Awards to the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in 2007. Ten players were nominated and the membership was invited to cast their vote for the national winner after watching a video of the goals on www.USYouthSoccer.org. The Goal of the Year Award winner is honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their entries. The nomination window is now closed.
Nominate - Goal of the Year
Winners by Year:
2020 —Lilly O'Rourke
2019 — Thomas Gasner, 18U
2018 — Molly Smith, Tennessee United SC 04 Red (TN)
2017 — Giuseppe Gereau, 13U St. Louis Gallagher Pre Academy | St. Louis, Mo.
2016 — Miguel Gonzalez, 16U GSA 01 Premier | Snellville, Ga.
2015 — Steven May, U-19 St. Louis Scott Gallagher | St. Louis, Mo.
2014 — Olivier Merlin Zhang, U-13 Concorde Fire | Decatur, Ga.
2013 — Emmanuel Dapaa, U-16 Ohio Premier | Gahanna, Ohio
2012 — Nikosi Burgess, U-15 Dix Hills Heat | Deer Park, N.Y.
2011 — Leonardo Lindo, U-13 Palo Alto SC | Palo Alto, Calif.
2010 — Oliver DeTheir, U-17 ABGC United | Great Falls, Va.
2009 — Annalyn Kumar, U-13 Sting | North Texas
2008 — Marcus Curaca, U-16 Arlington Venom | Virginia
2007 — Brianna Reyna, U-15 Leavenworth United Thunder | Kansas
(View video of each year's nominees by clicking on the year)