Photo courtesy Em-Dash Photography / Louisville City FC
TAMPA, Fla. – Louisville City FC forward Cameron Lancaster has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 13 of the 2017 season. Lancaster scored the opening two goals of Louisville’s 3-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in front of a crowd of 8,741 fans at Slugger Field, leading the side to its third consecutive victory as it moved into second place in the USL Eastern Conference.
Lancaster received 43 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder Adam Najem finished second with 26 percent of the vote.
GK – C.J. Cochran, OKC Energy FC: Cochran recorded four saves, all in the first half, to keep Energy FC in the game, allowing OKC to earn a 3-1 comeback win against the Portland Timbers 2.
D – Mitch Taintor, Toronto FC II: Taintor had a strong defensive showing with four interceptions, and also completed 89 percent of his 59 passes in a 1-0 win against Orlando City B.
D – Ryan Felix, Rochester Rhinos: Felix scored the only goal, and was solid defensively with five interceptions, as the Rhinos extended their undefeated run to eight games with a 1-0 win against Ottawa Fury FC.
D – Forrest Lasso, Charleston Battery: Lasso recorded his fifth goal of the season with a deft half-volleyed finish and also had a strong game defensively in Charleston’s 2-2 draw with FC Cincinnati.
M – Brian Ownby, Louisville City FC: Ownby was a menace throughout as he recorded an assist on Cameron Lancaster’s second goal and created four other chances in Louisville’s 3-0 win against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
M – Alejandro Covarrubias, LA Galaxy II: Covarrubias provided strong leadership and an attacking threat from the center of the midfield as the Galaxy II earned a 1-0 victory on the road against Rio Grande Valley FC.
M – Adam Najem, Bethlehem Steel FC: Najem recorded Steel FC’s first goal ever against the New York Red Bulls II, and added an assist, as Bethlehem took a 2-0 win for its first victory against the defending USL Cup champions.
M – Kris Tyrpak, San Antonio FC: Tyrpak scored the opening two goals as San Antonio earned a 3-1 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in front of 7,361 fans at Toyota Field to remain undefeated.
F – Jorge Herrera, Charlotte Independence: Herrera notched the opening goal in the Sportsplex at Matthews’ history as he led the Independence to a 2-0 win against the Harrisburg City Islanders.
F – Didier Drogba, Phoenix Rising FC: Drogba notched both goals, including a late equalizer from the penalty spot, as Phoenix earned a 2-2 draw against the Swope Park Rangers at Children’s Mercy Victory Field.
F – Cameron Lancaster, Louisville City FC: Lancaster scored a pair of goals, including an outstanding free kick, as Louisville took a 3-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Bench: Eric Lopez (LA), Auston Trusty (BST), Damion Lowe (TBR), Agustin Cazarez (SAC), Andrew Wiedeman (CIN), Andy Craven (OKC), Franck Tayou (RIC)
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