Tranquillo Barnetta's game winning free-kick against Orlando City SC was named one of the top ten goals of the month of April, coming in at number four.
Barnetta's stunning goal was robbed of potential goal of the week honors earlier in April thanks to Chris Wondolowski s rather dull goal against FC Dallas. There is some vindication for Barnetta as Wondolowski's goal was not featured in the Top Ten Goals of the Month.
Since returning to the pitch after missing the first few games of the season, Barnetta has been spectacular for the Union. His playmaking abilities in the center of the pitch have done wonders for the Union, evidenced by his skillful assist to open up the scoring against New York City FC. Even in the draw to the San Jose Earthquakes, Barnetta was all over the pitch creating for his teammates and even dribbling his way out of a few tight situations.
Having someone like Barnetta available to take set pieces is a huge boost moving forward and will hopefully lead to more breathtaking goals throughout the season.
The rest of the top ten list can be seen here.