TAMPA, Fla. – Indy Eleven goalkeeper Evan Newton has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 9 of the 2019 season. The veteran goalkeeper recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Tampa Bay Rowdies and North Carolina FC over the week, which made him the league’s all-time regular-season leader in shutouts with 41 for his career.
Newton received 47 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL Championship market. Las Vegas Lights FC’s Irvin Parra finished second on 24 percent after recording one goal and two assists in his side’s 4-2 victory against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night.
GK – Evan Newton, Indy Eleven: Newton recorded back-to-back shutouts to help the Eleven take a pair of points against the Tampa Bay Rowdies and North Carolina FC, while also moving into first all-time in regular-season shutouts in the Championship’s history with 41 overall.
D – Nate Shultz, LA Galaxy II: Schultz helped Los Dos record back-to-back shutouts during the week as he won 20 of 29 duels and made 20 recoveries against Las Vegas Lights FC and Austin Bold FC.
D – Jordan Scarlett, New York Red Bulls II: Scarlett helped lock down a shutout for the Red Bulls II against Birmingham Legion FC, making seven interceptions, winning 6 of 7 duels and recording 10 recoveries.
D – Ken Tribbett, Nashville SC: Tribbett went a perfect 6 of 6 in duels and 4 of 4 in aerial duels while recording four clearances and two interceptions in Nashville’s shutout victory against ATL UTD 2.
M – Wilmer Cabrera Jr., Rio Grande Valley FC: Cabrera scored the opening goal, finished with two shots on goal and had one key pass as the Toros took victory on the road against the Portland Timbers 2.
M – Daniel Johnson, Birmingham Legion FC: Johnson performed well in both Legion FC’s outings, completing 67 of 76 passes and recording six interceptions and 17 recoveries as well as a standout goal against Memphis.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Forbes had a goal and assist, completed 42 of 59 passes, made 12 recoveries and won 8 of 11 duels in the Hounds’ 2-2 draw with Charleston.
M – Chris Wehan, New Mexico United: Wehan struck twice in four minutes in the second half to send New Mexico to victory against San Antonio FC in front of 15,023 fans at Isotopes Park.
F – Jerome Kiesewetter, El Paso Locomotive FC: Kiesewetter’s notched his first two goals for El Paso and also completed 12 of 13 passes and won 4 of 5 duels in his side’s 2-0 road victory against Colorado Springs.
F – Irvin Parra, Las Vegas Lights FC: Parra had a goal and two assists to help power Lights FC’s 4-2 comeback victory against Sacramento Republic FC at Cashman Field.
F – Christian Chaney, Fresno FC: Chaney scored a pair of goals as the Foxes continued their undefeated start to the season with a 4-2 victory on the road against Real Monarchs SLC.
Bench: Justin vom Steeg (LA), Raymond Lee (HFD), Deshorn Brown (OKC), Mathias Jørgensen (NY), Michee Ngalina (BST), Kyle Murphy (LDN), Corey Hertzog (RNO)
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