TAMPA, Fla. – Reno 1868 FC forward Brian Brown has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 17 of the 2018 season. Brown recorded three goals across a pair of 1868 FC victories during the week, including a pair of goals in Reno’s 3-0 victory against Western Conference-leader Real Monarchs SLC last Tuesday night.
Brown received 53 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Fresno FC’s Juan Pablo Caffa finished in second place with 26 percent.
GK – Brian Sylvestre, LA Galaxy II: Sylvestre recorded a six-save shutout, as the Galaxy II took a 3-0 victory against Orange County SC despite being reduced to 10 men in the first half.
D – Joe Greenspan, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Greenspan won 19 of 25 duels, recorded 15 clearances and made seven interceptions across two shutouts, as Riverhounds SC picked up a pair of victories.
D – Nicolas Samayoa, Las Vegas Lights FC: Samayoa won 22 of 29 duels overall, recorded four tackles and two interceptions and provided the assist on Las Vegas’ goal in a 1-0 victory against Saint Louis.
D – Thomas Janjigian, Reno 1868 FC: Janjigian completed 102 of 110 passes, won six of eight duels and recorded nine clearances, as Reno claimed a pair of victories, including a 3-0 win against Real Monarchs SLC.
M – Adrian Vera, LA Galaxy II: Vera provided the assists on Los Dos’ opening two goals in a 3-0 victory against Orange County SC, while also recording two tackles, one interception and four clearances.
M – Amando Moreno, New York Red Bulls II: Moreno recorded a goal and assist, notched five key passes and won seven of 11 duels in the Red Bulls II’s 6-1 victory against ATL UTD 2.
M – Felipe Hernandez, Swope Park Rangers: Hernandez scored an outstanding opening goal while also completing 34 of 41 passes and recording four tackles in Swope Park’s 2-0 road victory against Seattle.
M – Kyle Smith, Louisville City FC: Smith scored the opening goal, recorded two key passes and completed 44 of 57 passes overall, as Louisville took a 2-1 victory on the road against Tampa Bay.
F – Juan Pablo Caffa, Fresno FC: Caffa recorded two goals and an assist, as the Foxes took a 4-2 victory on the road against the Portland Timbers 2 on Sunday to boost their playoff hopes.
F – Brian Brown, Reno 1868 FC: Brown scored three goals across two games, as 1868 FC recorded a pair of victories to run its undefeated streak to 15 games and move into third place in the Western Conference.
F – Lucky Mkosana, Penn FC: Mkosana recorded a goal and assist and recorded five key passes, as Penn claimed a 3-2 victory against Bethlehem Steel FC to move into the playoff positions in the Eastern Conference.
Bench: Jake Leeker (SLC), Ayoze (IND), Georgi Hristov (TBR), Jose Barril (OKC), Christiano Francois (PGH), Fabian Herbers (BST), Matt LaGrassa (NSH)