TAMPA, Fla. – Former Cosmos midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma continues to make magic for his new club, FC Cincinnati.

Ledesma was voted the USL fans’ choice goal of the week.

His long-range shot against the Richmond Kickers took top spot in the weekly online poll as FC Cincinnati registered a 4-0 victory.

As the lone player in the league in the top four in both goals and assists, Ledesma added another memorable finish to the highlight reel from his first season with FC Cincinnati. The Argentine picked gained possession on the left side and fired a shot from close to the touchline that dipped enough to carom into the net off the bottom of the crossbar to give FCC a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute.


Video courtesy of the USL Facebook page

Ledesma added a second goal midway through the second half for his second brace this season.

His first goal earned 53 percent of the poll conducted online at USLSoccer.com that concluded Thursday. Ledesma also was named to the USL team of the week for the fifth time this season.

He has scored seven goals, tied for fourth place in the USL and also leads the league with seven assists.

Phoenix Rising FC’s Jason Johnson finished second on 40 percent for his scissor-kick finish against Tulsa Roughnecks FC that joined Ledesma’s as part of the ESPN SportsCenter Saturday night. Charlotte Independence’s Mutaya Mwape finished third for his chip shot against the Charleston Battery.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.