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Wilmington’s Parker Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 06/07/16, 1:25PM EDT


Scored twice, including a late game-winner, for Hammerheads against Harrisburg

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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