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Sacramento’s Iwasa Earns Championship Player of the Week

By Staff, 03/26/19, 2:30PM EDT


Recorded hat trick in 11 minutes to lead Republic FC to emphatic victory

TAMPA, Fla. – Sacramento Republic FC forward Cameron Iwasa has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 3 of the 2019 season. The all-time leading scorer in Republic FC’s history notched a hat trick in the span of 11 minutes and also recorded an assist to lead his side to a 4-1 victory against OKC Energy FC at Papa Murphy’s Park on Sunday afternoon.

Iwasa received 62 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL Championship market. ATL UTD 2’s Romario Williams finished second with 24 percent after also recording a hat trick in his side’s 3-3 draw with the Charlotte Independence on Saturday night.

GK – C.J. Cochran, Fresno FC: Cochran recorded seven saves to ensure the Foxes’ undefeated start to the season continued in a 1-1 draw against Reno 1868 FC on Saturday night.

D – Ken Tribbett, Nashville SC: Tribbett recorded a week-high six interceptions, and also had five clearances and seven recoveries while winning 11 of 15 duels in NSC’s 1-1 draw with the Red Bulls II.

D – Luca Lobo, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Lobo scored three goals across two games, including a brace in the Roughnecks’ 4-0 victory against Tacoma Defiance on Saturday night.

D – Wesley Charpie, Memphis 901 FC: Charpie recorded a team-high seven clearances and had four interceptions and recoveries as 901 FC recorded a shutout in its first win in club history.

M – Maikel Chang, Real Monarchs SLC: Chang had two goals and one assist to lead the Monarchs in a 5-0 romp past the LA Galaxy II to earn their first win of the 2019 season.

M – Santi Moar, New Mexico United: Moar scored in each of New Mexico’s outings as United took its first victory in club history on Wednesday night and took four points from the week overall.

M – Magnus Rasmussen, Louisville City FC: Rasmussen provided a perfect set-up for Louisville’s tying goal and recorded four key passes overall as the hosts defeated Hartford Athletic.

M – Dairon Asprilla, Portland Timbers 2: Asprilla had two goals and one assist, including a spectacular bicycle kick to seal the game, as T2 took a 3-1 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC.

M – Nick Ross, El Paso Locomotive FC: Ross notched a goal and an assist and completed 35 of 37 passes as Locomotive FC played to a 2-2 draw with Rio Grande Valley FC.

F – Cameron Iwasa, Sacramento Republic FC: Iwasa scored a hat trick in 11 minutes and also added an assist to lead Sacramento to a 4-1 victory against OKC Energy FC on Sunday afternoon.

F – Romario Williams, ATL UTD 2: Williams notched a hat trick that saw him score in the opening minute and in stoppage time to help Atlanta take a 3-3 draw with the Charlotte Independence.

Bench: Andre Rawls (COS), Rodrigo da Costa (TUL), Enzo Martinez (CLT), Kenardo Forbes (PIT), Romilio Hernandez (RGV), Cristian Casseres Jr. (NY), Cesar Romero (COS)

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