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Montreal’s Tabla Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 08/16/16, 1:25PM EDT


Had two goals, three assists as FCMTL took pair of victories

Photo courtesy FC Montreal

TAMPA, Fla. – FC Montreal forward Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 21st week of the 2016 season after leading his side to a pair of victories with his outstanding offensive play. Tabla recorded a combined two goals and three assists as Montreal defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4-1 last Wednesday night and the Charleston Battery 3-1 this past Saturday.

Tabla received 81 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Jose Barril of the Harrisburg City Islanders finished second with 13 percent.

GK – Clement Diop, LA Galaxy II: Diop recorded three outstanding saves, including saving a penalty kick, as the Galaxy II earned a point in a 0-0 draw with OKC Energy FC.

D – Joel Johnson, Charlotte Independence: Johnson had a strong two-way game as the Independence took a 1-0 victory against Wilmington on Saturday night.

D – Steven Taylor, Portland Timbers 2: Taylor scored the opening goal as T2 took a second consecutive victory by defeating Orange County 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

D – Josh Suggs, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Suggs was solid defensively and dangerous going forward as the Switchbacks defeated Tulsa 1-0 last Thursday night.

M – Sunny Jane, Richmond Kickers: Jane had the opening goal and a strong all-around performance as Richmond played to a 1-1 draw with FC Cincinnati.

M – Matt LaGrassa, Sacramento Republic FC: LaGrassa recorded a pair of fine assists in his first start for Sacramento in its 4-3 victory against Saint Louis.

M – Jose Barril, Harrisburg City Islanders: Barril had a goal in each game as the City Islanders took four points from their trips to Louisville and Toronto.

M – Junior Flemmings, New York Red Bulls II: Flemmings was the key player in New York’s 5-1 victory against Orlando on Friday that moved the side back on top of the Eastern standings.

F – Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, FC Montreal: Tabla had two goals and three assists across a pair of victories at home against Pittsburgh and on the road in Charleston.

F – Cameron Iwasa, Sacramento Republic FC: Iwasa scored a pair of goals, including what proved to be the game-winner, in Republic FC’s 4-3 win against Saint Louis.

F – Emilio Garcia, Rio Grande Valley FC: Garcia scored the first two goals, including an outstanding free kick, as the Toros defeated Seattle 6-0.

Bench: Lalo Fernandez (SLC), Paco Craig (LOU), Andrew Wiedeman (CIN), Brian Brown (CLT), Christian Volesky (ROC), Conor Doyle (COS), Anthony Jackson-Hamel (MTL)

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