Score one more for FC Cincinnati in 2023's ongoing battle for Hell is Real bragging rights.
Cincy's star playmaker secured 37.1% of the fan vote to earn the distinction for his game-winner in a 1-0 decision against Chicago Fire FC. The goal featured a beautiful first touch, evasive second touch, and then a deadly shot on goal in a stunningly efficient display of skill that summed up his highly-effective 2023 season.
Hernández came in second (35.3%) with a sliding first-time volley in Columbus's dominant 4-2 win over Charlotte FC. Unsurprisingly, It was Lucas Zelarayán who came up with the assist as the two DPs continue to build their chemistry, and their case as MLS' best one-two punch.
Check out all the nominees below: