TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship announced the Team of the Week for Week 27 of the 2022 regular season on Tuesday, with Memphis 901 FC forward Phillip Goodrum voted the Championship Player of the Week presented by Konami eFootball for the second time this season after recording his first professional hat trick in a victory last Wednesday night against Atlanta United 2 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
In the middle of a breakout campaign, the Tennessee native bagged his second weekly award after claiming the honor in Week 11 earlier this season. Goodrum scored the first three goals of 901 FC’s victory against his former club, scoring twice in the final 10 minutes of the first half before completing his hat trick six minutes after the halftime break. The 25-year-old now sits second in the USL Championship Golden Boot race with 17 goals this season while helping Memphis currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference standings after booking a second consecutive trip to the USL Championship Playoffs.
Goodrum earned 38 percent of the ballot to claim the award. Indy Eleven’s Solomon Asante finished second on 33 percent after recording the first three-assist game of the 2022 season and the second of his career in the Championship during his side’s 4-3 victory against Birmingham Legion FC on Saturday night.
The Championship’s Player of the Week is selected by the USL National Media Panel, which is made up of representatives from each media market in the Championship.
GK – Jordan Farr, San Antonio FC: Farr posted a four-save shutout that included a key second-half penalty kick save as San Antonio claimed a 1-0 victory against San Diego Loyal SC in a top-two clash at Toyota Field.
D – Alejandro Fuenmayor, Oakland Roots SC: Fuenmayor recorded one assist and was strong defensively in Roots SC’s 2-0 victory on the road at Phoenix Rising FC, winning 4 of 4 tackles and notching seven clearances, six recoveries and three interceptions.
D – Dan Casey, Sacramento Republic FC: The Irish center back scored his second goal of the season and completed 41 of 50 passes while making eight recoveries in Republic FC’s 4-0 victory against Loudoun United FC at Heart Health Park on Saturday night.
D – Logan Gdula, Hartford Athletic: Gdula put in a stellar defensive display in Hartford’s 3-1 road victory against the LA Galaxy II last Monday night, winning 8 of 9 duels and 4 of 6 tackles while making four interceptions and 13 recoveries while completing 32 of 37 passes.
M – Joaquin Rivas, Miami FC: The El Salvador international scored his first two goals for his new club in a 7-1 victory against the New York Red Bulls II on Friday night and had three shots and one chance created overall while completing 19 of 22 passes and winning 4 of 7 duels.
M – Neveal Hackshaw, Indy Eleven: The Trinidad and Tobago international recorded the first two-goal game of his seven-season career in the Championship on a pair of excellent headers while winning 6 of 11 duels and making five recoveries in Indy’s 4-3 victory against Birmingham Legion FC at Michael A. Carroll Stadium.
M – Maxi Rodriguez, Detroit City FC: Rodriguez scored the opening goal in Le Rouge’s 2-1 victory on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night, won 8 of 12 duels and completed 3 of 3 dribbles while recording 10 recoveries in the third consecutive away victory for the side.
M – Christian Pinzon, Rio Grande Valley FC: The Mexican midfielder scored in each of the Toros’ victories over the week against current playoff sides El Paso Locomotive FC and New Mexico United while completing 47 of 54 passes and notching three chances created across the two games.
F – Phillip Goodrum, Memphis 901 FC: The Tennessee native scored his first professional hat trick to lead Memphis to a 4-0 victory against former club Atlanta United 2 on Wednesday night, ending the game with seven shots while completing 13 of 16 passes overall.
F – Solomon Asante, Indy Eleven: The two-time Championship MVP recorded the second three-assist game of his career in the league – and the first three assist game of the 2022 campaign – in leading Indy to a 4-3 victory against Birmingham Legion FC on Saturday night.
F – Lindo Mfeka, Oakland Roots SC: The South African playmaker scored his first two goals of the season to lead Roots SC to a 2-0 victory against Phoenix Rising FC at Wild Horse Pass on Saturday night and completed 11 of 15 passes as Roots SC boosted its postseason chances in a key playoff six-pointer.
Bench: Trey Muse (MEM), Kai Greene (MB), Enoch Mushagalusa (LOU), Sam Gleadle (MB), Ricky Ruiz (RGV), Andrew Booth (CHS), Kyle Murphy (MIA)
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