MIAMI – Amaury Escoto’s strike in Lobos BUAP’s 2-1 win over host Guadalajara in the Liga MX Apertura on September 26 was unveiled Tuesday as the 2017 CONCACAF Goal of the Year.
The 25-year-old netted the game-winner in the 85th minute, when he launched himself into the air at the top of the box and acrobatically adjusted his body to connect on Juan Carlos Medina’s right-sided cross, firing a right-footed shot into the back of the net.
In an equally-weighted vote among Member Association women’s and men’s national team coaches/captains, media and fans, Orlando City Pride’s Camila and Ernesto Sinclair of Plaza Amador finished second and third, respectively.
For a video of all the nominated goals, click here.
CONCACAF Goal of the Year
List of Winners
2013: Raul Jimenez, Mexico v Panama, 85th min. (October 11, 2013; World Cup Qualifying)
2014: Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rica v Italy, 44th min. (June 20, 2014; FIFA World Cup)
2015: Carli Lloyd, USA v Japan, 16th min. (July 5, 2015; FIFA Women’s World Cup)
2016: Jesus Corona, Mexico v Venezuela, 80th min. (June 13, 2016; Copa America Centenario)
2017: Amaury Escoto, Lobos BUAP v Guadalajara, 85th min. (September 26, 2017; Liga MX Apertura)