Joe Corona only scored one goal for Club América in his loan from Club Tijuana, but his one goal was a doozy. Corona’s goal for Mexico’s Club América against Panama’s Tauro FC in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League was enough of a beauty to win CONCACAF Goal of the Year for 2018.
.@JoeCorona15 's for Club América vs @TauroFC wins the Concacaf Goal of the Year Award!— Concacaf (@Concacaf) January 15, 2019
¡El remate imparable de larga distancia de Joe Corona es el Gol de Concacaf del año!#ConcacafAwards pic.twitter.com/KKV5B2nw5C
The 28-year-old United States international sent a missile into the net against Tauro to open the scoring in a 4-0 rout in the first leg of that quarterfinal. He appeared 33 times for América during his 2018 loan, his lone goal being the one that brought home the prize. He also appeared 3 times for the USMNT in friendlies against Bolivia, Ireland, and France.
Corona has recently returned to Club Tijuana, where he will look to re-establish himself in the starting lineup and put some goals on the board, which will keep him in the discussion for future USMNT camps. Until then, he can hold the honor of the best goal in 2018 in North America.