Gonzalo Veron celebrates his game-winner against the Revolution. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)
Gonzalo Veron hasn’t scored many goals during his disappointing tenure with the Red Bulls, but he tallied a doozy last week.
The Argentine midfielder-forward struck for the game-winning goal in New York’s 3-2 road win at the New England Revolution Wednesday and was named winner of the FrontRowSoccer.com goal of the week Monday.
Veron was honored for the week ending on Sunday, July 9.
He became the first Red Bull to win this honor since May 29, when Bradley Wright-Phillips was selected for the second successive week.
As it turned out, Veron replaced BWP in the 83rd minute of Wednesday’s encounter at Gillette Stadium.
Seven minutes later he was celebrating his first goal of the Major League Soccer season as cracked a 16-yard shot off a Felipe feed from atop the right side of the penalty area past goalkeeper Cody Cropper.
“It says a lot that we put him in that game at the end, because we still feel like he’s a guy who can make plays and is an important guy,” Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch said last week. “For him personally, I know he cares about this team so much and for him to make a big play, I think he’s in a good way. It’s a proud moment for him.”
It was Veron’s fifth goal in 44 league appearances since joining the Red Bulls in 2015.
FrontRowSoccer.com goal of the week winners
Week 1 (March 6) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)
Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 3 (March 20) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)
Week 5 (April 3) — New York City FC (Tommy McNamara, Ronald Matarrita, David Villa, Alexander Callens)
Week 6 (April 10) — New York Cosmos (Danny Szetela, Ryan Richter)
Week 7 (April 17) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 8 (April 24) — Javi Marquez (New York Cosmos)
Week 9 (May 1) — Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)
Week 10 (May 8) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 11 (May 15) — Tommy McNamara (New York City FC)
Week 12 (May 22) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
Week 13 (May 29) – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
Week 14 (June 5) — Juan Guerra (New York Cosmos)
Week 15 (June 12) — None awarded
Week 16 (June 19) — Raquel Rodriguez (Sky Blue FC)
Week 17 (June 26) — Ben Sweat (New York City FC)
Week 18 (July 3) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 19 (July 10) — Gonzalo Veron (New York Red Bulls)