Photo courtesy Sam Ortega / Portland Timbers 2
TAMPA, Fla. – San Antonio FC forward Cesar Elizondo has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2017 season. Elizondo had two goals and one assist in two games as SAFC took a pair of road victories against Seattle Sounders FC 2 and the Portland Timbers 2 over the course of the week, extending the club’s record undefeated streak to seven games, and winning streak to four.
Elizondo received 43 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Toronto FC II goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo finished second with 35 percent of the vote.
GK – Angelo Cavalluzzo, Toronto FC II: Cavalluzzo recorded a 10-save shutout against Louisville City FC, his third in a row for the Reds, on Saturday night.
D – Hugh Roberts, Bethlehem Steel FC: Roberts grabbed a late game-winner against Cincinnati after also recording four interceptions and completing 90 percent of his passes for the game.
D – James Moberg, Real Monarchs SLC: Moberg scored a fine finish and recorded six clearances as the Monarchs took their fifth win of the season, defeating Swope Park.
D – Joe Greenspan, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Greenspan recorded four tackles and four clearances as the Riverhounds won the first edition of this year’s Keystone Derby Cup.
D – Damion Lowe, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Lowe completed 82 percent of his passes and recorded four interceptions and four clearances as the Rowdies held Richmond without a shot on goal.
M – Billy Forbes, San Antonio FC: Forbes scored a goal in each of San Antonio’s victories over the past week, helping the side maintain its undefeated start to the season.
M – Christiano Francois, Rochester Rhinos: Francois provided the assists on the Rhinos’ second and third goals, and was brought down for a penalty kick as Rochester downed Charlotte 4-0.
M – Joe Holland, Rio Grande Valley FC: Holland recorded his first goal and assist for the Toros as RGVFC swept to a 3-0 victory against OKC Energy FC.
F – Felix Chenkam, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Chenkam scored a pair of goals as S2 earned a 3-2 victory on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
F – Romario Williams, Charleston Battery: Williams moved into a tie for the league lead with six goals as his brace earned the Battery a point in a 2-2 draw with Ottawa Fury FC.
F – Cesar Elizondo, San Antonio FC: Elizondo scored two goals and added one assist in two games as San Antonio took victories against Seattle and Portland to set a club record with a four-game winning streak.
Bench: Adam Grinwis (STL), Ryan Williams (OTT), Devin Vega (SA), Wal Fall (ROC), Luke Spencer (LOU), Maikel Chang (CHS), Deshorn Brown (TBR)
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