Sean Davis celebrates his insurance goal with his Red Bulls teammates. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
Sean Davis scored an impressive goal in the Red Bulls’ 3-1 home victory over Orlando City SC Saturday night. In fact, his goal score was so impressive that Davis was honored as the winner of FrontRowSoccer.com’s goal of the week Monday.
The Red Bulls’ midfielder was honored through games of Sunday.
With the Red Bulls clinging to a 2-1 lead in the 80th minute at Red Bull Arena, Davis curled a 25-yard shot into the lower right corner of the net past goalkeeper Joe Bendik for a vital insurance tally.
“I just wanted to put it on frame and make a difference,” Davis said. “My confidence is growing and I have a belief I can make a difference in the final third.”
Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has seen a marked improvement in Davis’ play of late. He said Davis’ performance has been “outstanding. Outstanding. Outstanding.”
“Sean has covered ground, pressed well, counter-pressed well, battled in the midfield, slowed down for us, made great attacking plays, been dangerous around the goal. Complete performances. Complete performances.
“So you know, we all have seen over the last three years what a good player Sean is and it’s just been trying to unlock him a little bit and then tactically try to think about how to use him appropriately.”
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)
Week 20 (July 17) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 21 (July 24) — Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica national team, New York Red Bulls)
Week 22 (July 31) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)
Week 23 (Aug. 7) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 24 (Aug. 14) — Sean Davis (New York Red Bulls)