Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
TAMPA, Fla. – Reno 1868 FC midfielder Antoine Hoppenot has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 10 of the 2017 season. Hoppenot’s three goals in two games saw him become the second consecutive 1868 FC player to earn the honor, following forward Dane Kelly’s award in Week 9. Hoppenot led Reno to a 4-0 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC, and a 3-3 draw on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC with his two standout performances.
Hoppenot received 38 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. The Richmond Kickers’ Alhaji Kamara finished second with 33 percent of the vote.
GK – Diego Restrepo, San Antonio FC: Restrepo recorded his fifth consecutive shutout with four saves as San Antonio remained undefeated with a 1-0 win against the Swope Park Rangers.
D – Jordan Burt, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Burt scored a pair of goals, including a late equalizer, to earn the Switchbacks a 3-3 draw against Reno 1868 FC.
D – Mickey Daly, OKC Energy FC: Daly scored the winning goal as Energy FC took a 2-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 last Wednesday night.
D – Tyler Polak, FC Cincinnati: Polak provided the assist on Danni König’s game-winning goal, and also made a crucial goal line clearance in a 1-0 win against Toronto FC II.
M – Junior Flemmings, New York Red Bulls II: Flemmings scored the game-tying goal in the Red Bulls II’s 2-1 win against the Charleston Battery, and threatened regularly with three shots overall.
M – Antoine Hoppenot, Reno 1868 FC: Hoppenot had three goals in two games as Reno earned four points with a victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC and a draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
M – Nick Besler, Real Monarchs SLC: Besler had a goal and an assist as the Monarchs claimed their sixth consecutive victory with a 2-1 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2.
M – Jason Johnson, Phoenix Rising FC: Johnson scored the game-winning goal to add to his earlier assist as Phoenix rallied for a 2-1 road victory against the LA Galaxy II.
F – Jorge Herrera, Charlotte Independence: Herrera scored his 43rd career goal to move into second all-time in USL history and added an assist as the Independence defeated Orlando City B 3-1.
F – Alhaji Kamara, Richmond Kickers: Kamara recorded a hat trick – the Kickers’ first since 2015 – in his side’s 5-3 defeat on the road against Ottawa Fury FC.
F – Sito Seoane, Ottawa Fury FC: Seoane scored the opening two goals as Fury FC notched its best attacking performance of the season in a 5-3 win against the Richmond Kickers.
Bench: Mark Pais (TOR), Neill Collins (TBR), Justin Portillo (CHS), Wal Fall (ROC), Charlie Adams (SLC), Joaquin Rivas (TUL), Cory Burke (BST)
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