Photo courtesy Nick Tre. Smith / Swope Park Rangers
TAMPA, Fla. – Swope Park Rangers midfielder Kevin Oliveira has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 12th week of the 2016 season after leading the Rangers to a 4-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC last Wednesday night. Oliveira recorded three assists, and also notched a goal, to lead Swope Park to a victory on his 20th birthday.
Oliveira received 50 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2’s Marco Bustos finished second with 25 percent.
GK – Mark Ridgers, Orlando City B: Ridgers recorded 10 saves as Orlando held on with 10 men throughout the second half to take a 2-1 victory on the road in Charleston.
D – James Musa, Saint Louis FC: Musa recorded three assists as Saint Louis took a 7-1 victory against Tulsa.
D – Jeffrey Payeras, LA Galaxy II: Payeras helped limit a strong Colorado Springs attack to only two shots on goal in a 0-0 draw between the Western Conference sides.
D – Milton Palacios, San Antonio FC: Palacios scored an 87th-minute equalizer for San Antonio as it took a 1-1 draw on the road against Portland.
M – Pierre Da Silva, Orlando City B: Da Silva recorded assists on both OCB goals as the side took a 2-1 victory against Charleston at MUSC Health Stadium.
M – Kevin Oliveira, Swope Park Rangers: Oliveira celebrated his 20th birthday with a goal and three assists in the Rangers’ 4-0 win against Rio Grande Valley FC.
M – Marco Bustos, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Bustos scored his first two goals of the season to lead WFC2 to a 3-2 win against Swope Park on Sunday.
M – Seth Rudolph, Saint Louis FC: Making his first start for the team, Rudolph scored a pair of goals in a 7-1 victory against Tulsa.
M – Liam Miller, Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Miller put in a strong performance in midfield as the Hammerheads earned a 2-2 draw on the road against Louisville.
F – Sean Okoli, FC Cincinnati: Okoli had both goals as Cincinnati took a 2-1 win against Montreal in front of 14,267 fans at Nippert Stadium.
F – Mark Anthony Gonzalez, Swope Park Rangers: Gonzalez scored three goals in two games for the Rangers against RGVFC and Vancouver.
Bench: Callum Irving (RGV), Jordan Burt (COS), Luca Uccello (TOR), Andy Craven (SEA), Chandler Hoffman (LOU), Irvin Herrera (STL), Yudai Imura (RIC)
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