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Sacramento’s Iwasa Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 06/21/16, 1:25PM EDT


Scored twice as Republic FC took a thrilling 3-2 win against Rio Grande Valley FC

TAMPA, Fla. – Sacramento Republic FC forward Cameron Iwasa has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 13th week of the 2016 season after helping Republic FC claim a 3-2 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday night. Iwasa’s two goals, the first setting a new club record for the fastest goal in Republic FC history, keyed the win, which moved Sacramento into second place in the USL’s Western Conference.

Iwasa received 73 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Arizona United SC’s Long Tan finished second with 13 percent.

GK – John Berner, Charlotte Independence: Berner recorded two big late saves to preserve a shutout as the Independence held on to a 1-0 win against Richmond.

D – Stephen McCarthy, San Antonio FC: McCarthy recorded what proved to be the game-winner as SAFC earned a 2-1 victory against Colorado Springs.

D – Harrison Delbridge, FC Cincinnati: Delbridge scored an impressive headed equalizer and was solid at the back as Cincinnati rallied to defeat Toronto 2-1.

D – Enrique Montano, Louisville City FC: Montano was impressive at the back as Louisville took a 1-0 win on the road at Rochester, snapping the Rhinos’ 24-game home undefeated streak.

D – Ashani Fairclough, Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Fairclough scored the equalizer for Wilmington and was good defensively in a 1-1 draw with Bethlehem.

M – Michael Thomas, OKC Energy FC: Thomas scored late in the first half to turn things in Energy FC’s favor as it rallied to a 3-1 win against Swope Park.

M – Kevin Kerr, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Kerr had a goal and assist as the Riverhounds claimed their second win of the season by defeating FC Montreal.

M – Jasson Ramos Carpio, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Ramos Carpio was dangerous in the attacking third as the Roughnecks rallied to earn a 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy II.

F – Anthony Jackson-Hamel, FC Montreal: Jackson-Hamel had two goals in two games as Montreal battled hard on the road in Toronto and Pittsburgh.

F – Long Tan, Arizona United SC: Tan scored what proved to be the winning goal with a beautiful lob as United took a second consecutive victory by defeating Saint Louis.

F – Cameron Iwasa, Sacramento Republic FC: Iwasa scored twice, including the fastest goal in Republic FC history, as Sacramento defeated Rio Grande Valley FC in a 3-2 thriller.

Bench: Greg Ranjitsingh (LOU), Roy Meeus (OC), John Magnus (SEA), Justin Portillo (CHS), Eric Stevenson (CIN), Daniel Haber (VAN), Caleb Calvert (CLT)

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