Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC
TAMPA, Fla. – OKC Energy FC midfielder Miguel Gonzalez has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 18 of the 2017 season. Gonzalez had two goals and one assist as Energy FC took a thrilling 4-3 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC that helped jumpstart OKC’s push to reach the top eight in the Western Conference.
Gonzalez received 73 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Richmond Kickers midfielder Samuel Asante finished second with 14 percent of the poll.
GK – Kendall McIntosh, Portland Timbers 2: McIntosh recorded seven saves against Reno 1868 FC on Saturday to allow T2 to earn a 1-1 draw at Greater Nevada Field.
D – Oscar Jimenez, Louisville City FC: Jimenez recorded a goal and assist as Louisville rallied from a halftime deficit to take a 4-1 victory against Saint Louis FC on Saturday to retain the Kings’ Cup.
D – Parker Maher, Swope Park Rangers: Maher won 19 regular and aerial duels and notched four tackles and three interceptions as SPR earned a 2-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2.
D – Jordan Burt, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Burt scored twice for the Switchbacks as their comeback effort against OKC Energy FC at Taft Stadium came up just short.
M – Alex Morrell, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Morrell had an assist and created three other scoring chances while providing positive energy to the Rowdies’ attack in a 2-0 win against the Charleston Battery.
M – Juan Pablo Caffa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Caffa provided one assist, created two more scoring chances and helped run the center of the field for the Roughnecks in a 3-0 win against Phoenix Rising FC.
M – Samuel Asante, Richmond Kickers: Asante scored the game-winning goal and completed 51 of 57 passes in midfield to marshal the Kickers to victory against Bethlehem Steel FC.
M – Miguel Gonzalez, OKC Energy FC: Gonzalez had two goals and one assist as Energy FC took a 4-3 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night.
F – Jose Angulo, OKC Energy FC: Angulo scored his first two goals for Energy FC and added an assist as OKC notched an exciting 4-3 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
F – Djiby Fall, FC Cincinnati: Fall scored the opening goal of the game and then provided the assist on FCC’s second in a 3-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday night.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Sacramento Republic FC: Ochoa recorded assists on both goals and also created two more scoring opportunities as Republic FC took a 2-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Sunday.
Bench: Brandon Miller (HAR), Max Lachowecki (SLC), Oumar Ballo (SPR), Devin Vega (SA), Dusan Stevanovic (OC), Vincent Bezecourt (NY), Gio Calixtro (POR)
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