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Pittsburgh’s Dos Santos Voted Championship Player of the Week

By Staff, 06/18/19, 1:30PM EDT


Recorded goal, assist as Hounds took biggest win of season on road against Atlanta

TAMPA, Fla. – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC forward Steevan Dos Santos has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 15 of the 2019 season. The Cape Verde forward recorded a goal and assist inside the opening 13 minutes of the Hounds’ visit to ATL UTD 2 on Saturday night to help spark the club’s 5-0 win, its biggest of the 2019 campaign.

Dos Santos received 35 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL Championship market. Rio Grande Valley FC’s Carlos Small finished second on 30 percent after recording a pair of goals in the Toros’ 3-0 win against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night.

GK – Evan Louro, New York Red Bulls II: Louro recorded a six-save shutout to help keep the Red Bulls II on level terms before they scored a late game-winner against Louisville City FC on Sunday afternoon.

D – Javan Torre, Las Vegas Lights FC: Torre opened the scoring for Lights FC against New Mexico with a spectacular strike and was solid on the back line throughout the night, winning 6 of 9 duels and making five recoveries.

D – Jarad van Schaik, Charleston Battery: The veteran helped the Battery contain the Rowdies’ attack with a team-high five interceptions and recorded five clearances while winning 4 of 6 duels and 2 of 3 aerials.

D – Aaron Maund, Charlotte Independence: Maund made 13 recoveries and won 11 of 16 duels and 6 of 10 aerials to lead the Independence’s back line in its victory against Birmingham Legion FC.

M – Sam Gleadle, Reno 1868 FC: Gleadle recorded a goal and assist and had three key passes overall to lead Reno to a 4-2 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night.

M – Jemal Johnson, Fresno FC: Johnson recorded assists on both the Foxes’ goals as part of three key passes overall and completed 31 of 37 passes as Fresno earned a 2-2 draw on the road against the Portland Timbers 2.

M – Zach Zandi, Bethlehem Steel FC: Zandi notched a pair of assists, including one after Bethlehem was reduced to 10 men, to help lead his side to a 3-1 victory against Saint Louis FC.

M – Tyler Pasher, Indy Eleven: Pasher recorded a late winner against Loudoun United FC that capped a performance in which he completed seven dribbles, recorded three key passes and completed 23 of 28 passes.

F – Omar Salgado, El Paso Locomotive FC: Salgado was dynamic for Locomotive FC as he completed 4 of 4 dribbles and recorded one assist while winning 9 of 13 duels and making four recoveries.

F – Carlos Small, Rio Grande Valley FC: Small scored a pair of goals to lead the Toros to victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC which moved the side above the playoff line in the Western Conference.

F – Steevan Dos Santos, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Dos Santos had a goal and assist in the opening 13 minutes to send the Hounds on the way to their biggest win of the season against ATL UTD 2.

Bench: Chris Hubbard (LOU), Solomon Asante (PHX), Junior Sandoval (LV), Kenardo Forbes (PIT), Dre Fortune (NC), Jack Barmby (SA), Cameron Lancaster (NSH)

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