LOUISVILLE, Ky — USL Goal of the Season winner Aodhan Quinn will return to Louisville City in 2016, the Club announced Tuesday. Last season, the San Diego, Calif., native dazzled with a pair of unforgettable goals — one that was immortalized by a national fan-vote as Goal of the Season. Quinn was a key component in the offense that tallied the most goals in the league last season.
He’s the 16th player on the Louisville City roster for 2016. Per Club policy, the conditions of his contract were not disclosed.
“We are extremely thrilled to bring Aodhan back,” head coach James O’Connor said. “He did very well for us last year and I believe we have three excellent midfielders in Aodhan, Guy and Juan.”
Quinn’s debut for Louisville City FC on May 12 versus the Wilmington Hammerheads couldn’t have been any better. In the 40th minute the 23-year-old midfielder rocketed a left-footed strike off a half-volley from 20-yards out that was destined for the top corner. Two minutes later, the debutant added an assist by laying a pass off to Conor Shanosky — who blasted the ball into an open net.
His goal at home versus Wilmington could have been a Goal of the Season nominee had it not been for his free-kick on the road at Tulsa on Aug. 15, that came in at No. 5 on SportsCenter’s Top Ten Plays that night. Quinn’s free kick, curled into the upper right corner and with it solidified it’s place into one of Louisville professional sports’ top moments.
Quinn’s goal versus Tulsa wins USL Goal of the Year
After winning the Goal of the Season, Aodhan Quinn was the top Twitter trend in Louisville on Dec. 29. Quinn said that was something he never thought he would see, especially in the offseason.
“I didn’t think I’d win it because there were so many great goals and so many good candidates – I mean it was against a whole season’s worth of goals,” Quinn said. “With just about an hour left in voting, my sister called and told me I was in first place. That was special and is just a testament to the fans of Louisville City, soccer fans across the country and especially to my family for voting.”
Quinn re-joins an already star-studded lineup, and the club still plans to announce additions to it’s 2016 roster in the coming weeks.
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