Goal of Matchday

MLS NEXT Pro Goal of Matchweek 6: Ascel Essengue

Goal of Matchweek 6

Ventura County defender Ascel Essengue has won the MLS NEXT Pro Goal of Matchweek 6 honor after earning over 40% of the vote.

The 20-year-old player's dramatic goal against Sporting KC II in the 93rd minute tied the game, leading his team to a shootout. Ventura County secured their first shootout victory of the season, winning by 11:10 to earn the extra point.

Other Goal of Matchweek 6 nominees included MNUFC2’s Carlos Harvey, NYCFC II’s Maximo Carrizo and Chattanooga FC’s Alex McGrath.

Essengue has played a huge role in Ventura County’s rise to the top of the Western Conference standings, featuring in all six games this season and scoring twice. 

Next for Ventura County FC will be a trip into the heart of Texas where they’ll face off against the defending champs Austin FC II on Friday, April 26th. You can catch all the MLS NEXT Pro action on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.