Reno's Musovski Voted Championship Player of the Week
TAMPA, Fla. – Reno 1868 FC forward Danny Musovski has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 28 of the 2019 season. Musovski scored five goals across two games, including a four-goal haul in the first half of his side’s victory against Tacoma Defiance last Tuesday, to earn the weekly honor for the second time in his career.
Musovski received 44 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL Championship market. Indy Eleven’s Ayoze finished second on 25 percent after recording two goals and 12 chances created over a pair of victories for the Eleven that helped the side clinch a place in the USL Championship Playoffs.
USL Championship Team of the Week
GK – Chris Hubbard, Louisville City FC: Hubbard recorded a four-save shutout in a performance that also saw him claim three catches and make 12 recoveries in LouCity’s shutout victory on the road in Hartford.
D – Brent Richards, Reno 1868 FC: Richards recorded three assists in Reno’s victory against Tacoma, and across two 1868 FC victories had five chances created, six interceptions, seven clearances and nine recoveries.
D – Austin Ledbetter, Phoenix Rising FC: Ledbetter completed 48 of 53 passes, had two key passes and won 6 of 8 duels in Phoenix’s road victory against Las Vegas Lights FC on Wednesday night.
D – Jaylin Lindsey, Swope Park Rangers: Lindsey contributed to a pair of shutouts for the Rangers, recording the assist on the side’s game-winning goal against North Carolina FC while completing 72 of 85 passes across the week.
M – Ayoze, Indy Eleven: Ayoze scored a pair of goals in the Eleven’s victory against Ottawa Fury FC on Wednesday night and had 12 chances created overall in a two-win week for the side.
M – Jared Stroud, New York Red Bulls II: Stroud recorded a goal and assist – becoming the first player in Red Bulls II history to reach 20 goals and 20 assists for the club – as New York clinched its place in the playoffs with a 2-0 win against the Charlotte Independence.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Forbes provided the assist on the Hounds’ game-winning goal against Charleston, had five chances created overall, completed 71 of 84 passes and won 7 of 9 duels.
M – Cristian Parano, San Antonio FC: Parano had two assists and seven chances created while completing 41 of 47 passes overall as San Antonio took a 3-1 victory against OKC Energy FC.
F – Daniel Musovski, Reno 1868 FC: Musovski scored five goals – including a four-goal haul against Tacoma Defiance on Tuesday night – and added one assist as Reno took a pair of victories over the week.
F – Douglas Martinez, Real Monarchs SLC: Martinez notched a four-goal outing and completed 14 of 17 passes as the Monarchs swept to victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday afternoon.
F – Devon Sandoval, New Mexico United: Sandoval scored his first professional hat trick to lead New Mexico to victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night.
Bench: Eric Dick (SPR), Manny Padilla (NM), Aodhan Quinn (OC), Preston Tabor Etaka (LV), Darek Formella (SAC), Junior Flemmings (PHX), Tyler Blackwood (STL)Published 02 Oct 2019, 01:55 IST