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Barry Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 08/22/17, 1:25PM EDT


Forward notched three goals in two games as OCB extended undefeated run to 10 games

Photo courtesy Mark Thor / Orlando City SC

TAMPA, Fla. – Orlando City B forward Hadji Barry has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 22 of the 2017 season. Barry recorded three goals in two games, including a pair of goals in OCB’s 3-0 victory against Ottawa Fury FC last Wednesday night, as the side ran its undefeated streak to a club-record 10 games and moved into the Eastern Conference playoff positions.

Barry received 50 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Louisville City FC defender Oscar Jimenez finished second with 18 percent of the poll.

GK – Cody Mizell, Charlotte Independence: Mizell recorded 13 saves across two contests, including a seven-save shutout in a 1-0 win against Bethlehem Steel FC on Wednesday night, as Charlotte remained on top of the Eastern Conference.

D – Oscar Jimenez, Louisville City FC: Jimenez recorded two assists, played a key role in a third goal and created six scoring chances overall as Louisville took a 3-1 victory against Bethlehem Steel FC.

D – Sola Abolaji, Orange County SC: Abolaji scored a late equalizer as OCSC earned a 1-1 draw against Phoenix Rising FC, as the club officially opened Champions Soccer Stadium before a sellout crowd on Friday night.

D – Alex Lee, Richmond Kickers: Lee notched the assist on Richmond’s opening goal and put in a solid two-way performance overall, as the Kickers earned a 2-1 victory against Toronto FC II.

M – Nansel Selbol, Swope Park Rangers: Selbol had a major impact coming on as a halftime substitute, as he recorded a goal and was a threat throughout in the Rangers’ 2-2 draw with Real Monarchs SLC.

M – Justin Portillo, Charleston Battery: Portillo scored the only goal as the Battery broke a seven-game winless streak with a 1-0 win against the Rochester Rhinos, while also completing 51 of 56 passes.

M – Chris Wehan, Reno 1868 FC: Wehan scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Reno’s 2-1 victory against Sacramento Republic FC and was active in wide positions throughout the game.

M – Junior Flemmings, New York Red Bulls II: Flemmings scored twice as the Red Bulls II earned a 4-0 victory against FC Cincinnati and finished the game with five shots overall and two key passes.

F – Luke Spencer, Louisville City FC: Spencer followed his Player of the Week performance in Week 21 with a two-goal outing, as Louisville took a 3-1 victory against Bethlehem Steel FC on Sunday.

F – Corey Hertzog, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Hertzog scored both goals as the Riverhounds rallied past Saint Louis to cap a good all-around display that saw him win five of seven duels and finish with five shots total.

F – Hadji Barry, Orlando City B: Badji scored three goals in two games, as OCB defeated Ottawa Fury FC and drew with the Charlotte Independence to extend its undefeated streak to a club-record 10 games.

Bench: Earl Edwards Jr. (ORL), Taylor Mueller (CHS), Henry Wingo (SEA), Gerardo Bruna (OTT), Enzo Martinez (CLT), Dane Kelly (RNO), Kharlton Belmar (SPR)

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