Photo courtesy Chris Cowger / Pittsburgh Riverhounds
TAMPA, Fla. – Pittsburgh Riverhounds midfielder Kevin Kerr has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 23 of the 2017 season. Kerr recorded a goal and two assists, as the Riverhounds took a 3-2 victory against Keystone State rival Bethlehem Steel FC on Saturday night for the club’s third consecutive victory, which helped boost Pittsburgh’s postseason push.
Kerr received 33 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Phoenix Rising FC forward Chris Cortez finished second with 29 percent of the poll.
GK – Jake Fenlason, Orlando City B: Fenlason recorded an eight-save shutout as OCB took a 3-0 victory against Louisville City FC to extend the club’s undefeated streak to 11 games.
D – Greg Cochrane, San Antonio FC: Cochrane recorded the assist on the only goal in a 1-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and created four other chances while completing 32 of 36 passes.
D – Jimmy Ockford, Reno 1868 FC: Ockford recorded eight clearances, two interceptions and one tackle, as 1868 FC earned a 1-0 victory against the Swope Park Rangers for its fourth consecutive victory.
D – Ramon Martin Del Campo, Ottawa Fury FC: Martin Del Campo scored a stoppage-time goal to earn Fury FC a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls II on Sunday afternoon at TD Place.
M – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Louisville City FC: Kaye scored a goal, created two chances and completed 17 of 20 passes, as Louisville romped to a 5-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders last Wednesday.
M – Sunny Jane, Richmond Kickers: Jane recorded a goal and assist to lead the Kickers to their first victory against longtime rivals the Charleston Battery since July 2014.
M – Kevin Kerr, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Kerr recorded a pair of assists before providing the game-winning goal, as the Riverhounds defeated Bethlehem Steel FC for a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
M – Jimmy McLaughlin, FC Cincinnati: McLaughlin found the net and also put in a well-rounded performance, completing 22 of 26 passes in Cincinnati’s 3-1 win against Ottawa Fury FC on Wednesday.
F – Chandler Hoffman, Real Monarchs SLC: Hoffman recorded assists on both goals and completed 18 of 20 passes overall, as the Monarchs took their 11th home victory of the season against Rio Grande Valley FC.
F – Chris Cortez, Phoenix Rising FC: Cortez had a goal and two assists to lead Rising FC to a crucial 3-1 victory against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night.
F – Michael Cox, Orlando City B: Cox’s first two goals of the season provided the impetus for Orlando’s 3-0 victory against Louisville City FC on Saturday, extending its undefeated streak to 11 games.
Bench: Jake McGuire (BST), Tyler Polak (CIN), Braeden Troyer (RIC), Victor Souto (PGH), Antoine Hoppenot (RNO), Alex Dixon (OKC), Ben Spencer (TOR)
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