2015 Aldi Chicago Fire Goal of the Year Champion


Defender Lovel Palmer scored for the second time in his two-year Chicago Fire career in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action June 30 at Toyota Park. With the Men In Red locked in a 1-1 game with the Charlotte Independence, Palmer stepped up and buried a 30-yard left-footed laser to provide the eventual game-winning goal in a 3-1 Fire victory.

Palmer's strike earned the fans' vote for 2015 Aldi Chicago Fire Goal of the Year, outlasting a field of seven other entrants and topping fellow finalist and defending Goal of the Year champion Patrick Nyarko with 63.6 percent of the vote in the final pairing.

Watch the goal one final time in the video above and recap the complete competition at Chicago-Fire.com/2015goty. Thank you to all who participated in voting throughout this year's tournament!