Nani’s effort beat out San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill, who took second place with 30.1% of the final tally. Yueill launched a tractor-beam volley past D.C. United goalkeeper Chris Seitz in last weekend’s 4-1 win at PayPal Park.
The two other nominees were Colorado Rapids forward Diego Rubio (20.1%, third place) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Caden Clark (11.9%, fourth place). Rubio launched a stunning free kick off the crossbar and in during a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC, while Clark sent a trademark karate-kick volley past Chicago Fire FC in a 2-0 victory.
Nani’s solo effort served as his second goal of the 2021 campaign. Since joining Orlando in 2019, the former Portugal national team star has 20 goals and 15 assists through 52 games.