Photo courtesy Jay Schulman / Wilmington Hammerheads FC
TAMPA, Fla. – Wilmington Hammerheads FC midfielder Kyle Parker has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 11th week of the 2016 season after leading the Hammerheads to a 3-2 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Friday night. Parker scored twice, including a stoppage time game-winner, to give the Hammerheads their fourth win of the season.
Parker received 64 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Louisville City FC’s Andy Lubahn and the Portland Timbers 2’s Neco Brett finished second with 18 percent apiece.
GK – Lalo Fernandez, Real Monarchs SLC: Fernandez recorded a five-save shutout to help the Monarchs hand Vancouver its first defeat of the season with a 1-0 win on the road.
D – Hugh Roberts, Richmond Kickers: Roberts scored the game-tying goal late in stoppage time as the Kickers earned a 1-1 draw on the road against Cincinnati.
D – O’Brian Woodbine, Charleston Battery: Woodbine won and then converted the Battery’s opening goal from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
D – Kevin Garcia, Rio Grande Valley FC: Garcia scored the only goal as the Toros took their second win of the season against South Texas Derby rival San Antonio FC.
D – Kyle Hyland, OKC Energy FC: Hyland recorded the assist on both of Energy FC’s goals in a 2-0 win against Black Gold Derby rival Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
M – Kyle Parker, Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Parker scored twice, including a stoppage time game-winner, as the Hammerheads defeated Harrisburg 3-2 at Legion Stadium.
M – Rony Argueta, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Argueta played a key role in the midfield as the Switchbacks took a commanding 2-0 victory against Saint Louis FC.
M – Jorge Herrera, Charlotte Independence: The veteran standout scored twice to lead Charlotte back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC II.
M – Jose Villarreal, LA Galaxy II: Villarreal had a goal and assist as the Galaxy II went on the road and earned a 2-2 draw against California rival Sacramento Republic FC.
F – Andy Lubahn, Louisville City FC: Lubahn had an instant impact for a 10-man City side as his goal and assist helped the team earn a comeback 4-3 win on the road against Orlando.
F – Neco Brett, Portland Timbers 2: Brett scored a standout free kick, and also provided an assist as T2 took a 2-1 win against the Swope Park Rangers.
Bench: Mitch Hildebrandt (CIN), Gideon Baah (NY), Aodhan Quinn (LOU), Amass Amankona (SLC), Miguel Gonzalez (COS), Steevan Dos Santos (ROC), Akwafei Ajeakwa (OC)
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