TAMPA, Fla. – Nashville SC forward Brandon Allen has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 12 of the 2018 season. Allen scored two goals and recorded one assist in two victories for Nashville, which handed Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC its first defeat of the regular season before defeating Penn FC this past Saturday night to move into the Eastern Conference’s playoff positions.
Allen received 53 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Indy Eleven defender Ayoze finished second with 33 percent of the ballot.
GK – Wade Hamilton, LA Galaxy II: Hamilton recorded a six-save shutout, as the Galaxy II earned their first back-to-back victories of the season with a 1-0 win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
D – Ayoze, Indy Eleven: Ayoze scored twice, including a spectacular stoppage-time free kick, as Indy played to a thrilling 3-3 draw with the Charleston Battery last Wednesday night.
D – AJ Cochran, ATL UTD 2: Cochran recorded three tackles and six clearances while winning 18 of 23 duels overall, as Atlanta held the Tampa Bay Rowdies scoreless at home for the first time in the Rowdies’ time in the USL.
D – Mitchell Taintor, Sacramento Republic FC: Taintor helped limit Orange County SC’s attack with six clearances and four interceptions while winning seven of 10 duels in Sacramento’s 1-0 victory.
M – Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising FC: Asante notched a goal and assist, as Rising FC took a 3-1 victory on the road against Saint Louis FC last Wednesday night.
M – Jemal Johnson, Fresno FC: Johnson struck twice, including a spectacular long-range blast, as Fresno took a 4-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC to break an eight-game winless streak for the Foxes.
M – Omar Gordon, San Antonio FC: Gordon scored a late equalizer that sparked a dramatic comeback 2-1 victory for San Antonio against the Portland Timbers 2 that boosted the club’s playoff hopes.
M – Santi Moar, Bethlehem Steel FC: Moar recorded assist on both goals to help Steel FC rally for a 2-1 victory against North Carolina FC to move back into the Eastern Conference playoff positions.
F – Ataulla Guerra, Charleston Battery: Guerra had a goal and assist, as the Battery claimed a 3-3 draw on the road against Indy Eleven to extend their undefeated streak to nine games.
F – Steevan Dos Santos, Ottawa Fury FC: Dos Santos scored a pair of goals to lead Ottawa to a 3-0 victory against Toronto FC II last Wednesday night, running its undefeated streak to six games.
F – Brandon Allen, Nashville SC: Allen scored two goals and added an assist, as Nashville took victories against both Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Penn FC to move into the Eastern Conference playoff positions.
Bench: Paul Christensen (ATL), Lindo Mfeka (RNO), Carlos Alvarez (LV), Emmanuel Ledesma (CIN), Neco Brett (PGH) Chandler Hoffman (SLC), Albert Dikwa (STL)