Christian Volesky Named USL Player of the Week
Christian Volesky of Saint Louis FC has been named USL Player of the Week after leading his side to a 3-2 victory against Ottawa on Saturday. The vote is conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market.
USL Soccer News: Saint Louis FC forward Christian Volesky has received USL Player of the Week honors for the second week of the 2017 season. Volesky tallied a goal and assist, as well as played a vital role in STLFC’s late game-winner in a 3-2 victory against Ottawa Fury FC at Toyota Stadium in Saint Louis.
Volesky received 38 percent of the poll, while three players finished in a tie for second place with 19 percent of the vote.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Kendall McIntosh, Portland Timbers 2: McIntosh tallied 13 saves across two matches, a number of which were highlight-reel material, as T2 visited Swope Park and Seattle.
D – Forrest Lasso, Charleston Battery: Lasso recorded his second goal in as many games, and helped the Battery record its first shutout with a 2-0 win versus Charlotte.
D – Brenton Griffiths, Reno 1868 FC: Griffiths scored the first goal in Reno’s history and led the side defensively as the club earned its first point in a 1-1 draw with Vancouver.
D – James Musa, Swope Park Rangers: Musa recorded eight clearances and four interceptions as the Rangers notched a 1-0 victory against Portland.
M – Michael Nanchoff, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Nanchoff tallied two assists and also hit the crossbar as Tampa Bay fell to Toronto FC II 4-0.
M – Billy Forbes, San Antonio FC: Forbes recorded a goal and assist as San Antonio took a second consecutive victory to start the season by defeating LA Galaxy II 3-0.
M – George Davis IV, Louisville City FC: Davis had a goal and assist in a strong all-around performance that led Louisville to a win against Orlando.
M – Chase Minter, Real Monarchs SLC: Minter created two chances and earned the penalty kick that put the Monarchs in the lead in a 2-0 victory against Phoenix.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Sacramento Republic FC: Ochoa scored a pair of goals on three shots on goal as Sacramento recorded a 4-0 win against Orange County.
F – Christian Volesky, Saint Louis FC: Volesky tallied a goal and assist, as well as played a key role in Saint Louis’ late game-winner, in a 3-2 victory against Ottawa.
F – Wilson Kneeshaw, Sacramento Republic FC: Kneeshaw recorded a goal and assist, as well as provided a consistent threat to Orange County’s defense with his speed in a 4-0 win.
Bench: Tyler Miller (SEA), Wal Fall (ROC), Adam Moffat (SAC), Vincent Bezecourt (NY), Djiby Fall (CIN), Romario Williams (CHS), Seyi Adekoya (SEA)