Photo courtesy Liza Rosales / Orange County Blues FC
TAMPA, Fla. – Saint Louis FC midfielder Vince Cicciarelli has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the second week of the 2016 season as he scored a pair of late goals to lift his side to a 3-1 win against Orange County Blues FC. The two goals were the first of Cicciarelli’s career, and earned STLFC its first win of the 2016 season.
Cicciarelli received 35 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. LA Galaxy II forward Jack McBean finished second with 24 percent after he recorded three goals in two games as Los Dos claimed four points from two games.
GK – Mark Ridgers, Orlando City B: Ridgers recorded a six-save shutout as 10-man Orlando held on to earn a 0-0 draw against the Charleston Battery on Friday night.
D – Hugh Roberts, Richmond Kickers: Roberts was both strong in the air and helped snuff out dangerous chances as the Kickers played to a 0-0 draw on the road in Wilmington.
D – Jacob VanCompernolle, Swope Park Rangers: VanCompernolle had a strong game at the heart of the Rangers’ defense, winning possession on the ground and in the air, as Swope Park took a victory on the road.
D – Harrison Delbridge, FC Cincinnati: Delbridge helped Cincinnati claim its first win in club history with a standout aerial performance that helped limit Bethlehem’s attack.
D – James Kiffe, Sacramento Republic FC: Kiffe was strong in defense, and pushed forward well down the left side regularly, which resulted in the side’s late winner through Cameron Iwasa.
M – Junior Flemmings, New York Red Bulls II: The young Jamaican played a pivotal role in New York’s victory against Louisville with a goal and assist at Slugger Field.
M – Vince Cicciarelli, Saint Louis FC: Cicciarelli scored a pair of late goals as Saint Louis recorded its first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Orange County.
M – David Estrada, Charlotte Independence: Estrada had a strong two-way game that was capped by a fine goal to lead the Independence to a 2-1 victory against Harrisburg.
F – Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II: Los Dos’ captain had three goals in two games, scoring twice in a 3-0 win against Saint Louis, and the equalizer in a 3-3 draw with Real Monarchs SLC.
F – Jason Johnson, San Antonio FC: Johnson scored twice in the opening 10 minutes of SAFC’s inaugural contest to lead the side to a 3-0 win in Seattle.
F – Daniel Haber, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Haber struck twice as WFC2 took its second win in as many games with a 3-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2.
Bench: Ryan Thompson (STL), Bruno Perone (WIL), Fejiro Okiomah (SA), Gary Cennerazzo (TUL), Andrew Wiedeman (CIN), Chris Cortez (AZ), Christian Volesky (ROC)
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