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Williams Voted USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 10/09/18, 1:29PM EDT


Scored twice as ATL UTD 2 rallied for victory against playoff-bound Charleston Battery

TAMPA, Fla. – ATL UTD 2 forward Romario Williams has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 30 of the 2018 season. Williams scored both goals as Atlanta rallied from a halftime deficit on Sunday evening to take a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery to cap a positive week for the first-year side that saw it pick up four points from two games.

Williams received 47 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. The Charlotte Independence’s Eamon Zayed and Sacramento Republic FC’s Jure Matjasic finished tied for second on 24 percent.

GK – Matt Bersano, Reno 1868 FC: Bersano recorded eight saves across back-to-back shutouts as 1868 FC clinched its place in the postseason as it took four points from visits to the Portland Timbers 2 and Phoenix Rising FC.

D – Jos Hooiveld, Orange County SC: Hooiveld won 14 of 16 duels overall and completed 55 of 68 passes to help Orange County claim a 2-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 to remain top of the Western Conference.

D – Forrest Lasso, FC Cincinnati: Lasso won 13 of 16 duels and recorded 12 clearances as FC Cincinnati extended its undefeated streak to 22 games in a scoreless draw against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

D – Joe Greenspan, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Greenspan recorded 14 clearances, five interceptions and won 8 of 12 duals as the Hounds limited FC Cincinnati to four shots overall in a scoreless draw on Saturday night.

D – Hassan Ndam, New York Red Bulls II: Ndam anchored the Red Bulls II defense as he won 13 of 14 duels overall and recorded 11 clearances as New York claimed a 2-1 victory against North Carolina FC despite being down to 10 men throughout the second half.

M – Lance Laing, San Antonio FC: Laing recorded a goal and assist to help rally SAFC to a 3-1 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC that kept the club’s postseason hopes alive going to the final week of the regular season.

M – Sebastian Saucedo, Real Monarchs SLC: Saucedo scored both goals and recorded five key passes as the Monarchs took a 2-1 victory against OKC Energy FC to reinvigorate their chances of a top-four finish.

M – Jure Matjasic, Sacramento Republic FC: Matjasic notched a goal and two assists as Republic FC took victories against both the Swope Park Rangers and LA Galaxy II to clinch a top-three finish in the West.

F – Eamon Zayed, Charlotte Independence: Zayed recorded two goals and one assist as the Independence earned four points on the road with a draw at Penn FC and a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

F – Ilija Ilic, Louisville City FC: Ilic had a goal and assist and recorded three key passes as Louisville took a 3-1 victory against Toronto FC to claim the edge on finishing in second place in the Eastern Conference.

F – Romario Williams, ATL UTD 2: Williams scored twice in the second half to lead Atlanta to a comeback 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Sunday evening at Coolray Field.

Bench: Brandon Miller (CLT), Michael Reed (NSH), Nicolas Perea (RGV) Jemal Johnson (FRS), Richie Menjivar (PEN), Keven Aleman (SAC), Ever Guzman (SA)

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