TAMPA, Fla. – LA Galaxy II forward Ethan Zubak has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 11 of the 2018 season. Zubak became the first player to record a four-goal game this season in the Galaxy II’s 7-2 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC to claim the award, with his solo display adding to his hat trick earlier this month against Saint Louis FC.
Zubak received 84 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market.
GK – Romuald Peiser, Penn FC: Peiser recorded a five-save shutout and also made two punched clearances, as Penn earned a 0-0 draw in the Keystone Derby Cup clash with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
D – Josh Phillips, Portland Timbers 2: Phillips won all four duels, completed 46 of 50 passes and recorded a team-high seven clearances, as T2 took a 1-0 victory against Real Monarchs SLC.
D – Pat McMahon, Louisville City FC: McMahon was strong throughout as he won 11 of 15 duels overall and recorded two tackles and two interceptions in Louisville’s 2-0 victory against FC Cincinnati.
D – Nana Attakora, Ottawa Fury FC: Attakora made a goal-saving challenge to keep Fury FC ahead late in the first half and finished the night perfect in 10 duels in a 1-0 win against Bethlehem Steel FC.
M – Cordell Cato, Charlotte Independence: Cato had two goals and one assist, contributing to all three of the Independence’s goals in its 3-1 road victory against the Richmond Kickers.
M – Luke Vercollone, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Vercollone notched a pair of goals as the Switchbacks took a 3-0 victory against Saint Louis FC on Saturday night at Weidner Field.
M – Junior Flemmings, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Flemmings scored twice as the Rowdies broke a five-game road losing streak with a victory in Toronto to give Neill Collins his first victory as a Head Coach.
M – Yann Ekra, Charlotte Independence: Ekra had a goal and two assists as he combined well throughout the Independence’s 3-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers with Cordell Cato.
F – Mo Thiaw, Reno 1868 FC: Thiaw had the game-winning goal and an assist as Reno earned a 2-1 victory against San Antonio FC at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday night.
F – Brian White, New York Red Bulls II: White began the Red Bulls II’s comeback against Indy Eleven, completed 24 of 25 passes and created four scoring chances as New York claimed a 4-1 victory against its visitors.
F – Ethan Zubak, LA Galaxy II: Zubak recorded the first four-goal game of the season in Los Dos’ 7-2 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC no Saturday night.
Bench: Dan Lynd (PGH), Amer Didic (SPR), Devon Williams (LOU), Marcel Schafer (TBR), Thomas Enevoldsen (OC), Daniel Rios (NC), Ariel Lassiter (LA)
Tag(s): News Team of the Week CO Spring Switchbacks LA Galaxy II Orange County SC Portland Timbers 2 Reno 1868 FC Swope Park Rangers Charlotte Independence Louisville City FC New York Red Bulls II Ottawa Fury FC Pittsburgh Riverhounds Tampa Bay Rowdies Josh Phillips Luke Vercollone Dan Lynd Speedy Williams Pat McMahon Amer Didic Yann Ekra Junior Flemmings Marcel Schäfer Ethan Zubak Ariel Lassiter North Carolina FC Penn FC Nana Attakora Thomas Enevoldsen Cordell Cato Daniel Ríos Mohamed Thiaw Romuald Peiser Brian White