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TAMPA, Fla. – Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Tommy Thompson has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the eighth week of the 2016 season after leading Republic FC to its second consecutive win on Saturday. Thompson scored both goals for Sacramento as it defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2 in front of a sellout crowd of 11,569 at Bonney Field.
Thompson received 40 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Swope Park Rangers forward Tyler Pasher finished second with 33 percent.
GK – Mauricio Vargas, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Vargas kept his side in the game against Cincinnati, recording eight saves, including several spectacular ones at Nippert Stadium.
D – Sam McBride, San Antonio FC: McBride put in a consistent performance throughout as San Antonio earned a point on the road against OKC Energy FC on Sunday night.
D – Nick Hagglund, Toronto FC II: Hagglund marshalled TFC II’s back line well as the host took a big 1-0 win against the Richmond Kickers last Wednesday.
D – Michael Gallagher, Portland Timbers 2: Gallagher put in a strong defensive shift on the road against Colorado Springs, and almost found a late equalizer for T2 in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3.
M – George Davis IV, Louisville City FC: Davis scored his first goal for Louisville, and was a threat offensively all game as City took a 2-0 win against Saint Louis FC.
M – Maikel Chang, Charleston Battery: Chang had a goal and assist as the Battery defeated Toronto 2-0 on Saturday to add to his assist in Charleston’s win against Harrisburg on Monday.
M – Alphonso Davies, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Davies became the youngest player to score in the USL’s history at 15 years of age as WFC2 took a 4-3 win against the LA Galaxy II.
M – Jimmy McLaughlin, FC Cincinnati: McLaughlin had a standout performance in front of a record crowd at Nippert Stadium, and scored the lone goal in Cincinnati’s win against Pittsburgh.
M – Tommy Thompson, Sacramento Republic FC: The San Jose Earthquakes loanee scored both goals as Sacramento earned a 2-0 victory against Seattle at a sold-out Bonney Field.
F – Kyle Greig, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Greig continued his hot streak with two goals on Sunday as WFC2 took a 4-3 win against the LA Galaxy II to remain undefeated.
F – Tyler Pasher, Swope Park Rangers: Pasher scored both goals, including a late winner, as the Rangers took a 2-1 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
Bench: Devala Gorrick (COS), Shawn Ferguson (CHS), Austin Martz (WIL), Mauro Manotas (RGV), Jose Villarreal (LA), Danni König (OKC), Cameron Lancaster (LOU)
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