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Conneh Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 04/11/17, 1:25PM EDT


Scored both goals as Steel FC took victory against FC Cincinnati

Photo courtesy Bethlehem Steel FC

TAMPA, Fla. – Bethlehem Steel FC forward Seku Conneh has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 3 of the 2017 season. Conneh scored both goals as Steel FC earned its first win of the season on Sunday evening with a 2-0 victory against FC Cincinnati at Goodman Stadium.

Conneh received 42 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Luke Rooney finished second with 25 percent of the vote.

GK – Calle Brown, Rio Grande Valley FC: Brown made a key penalty kick save against OKC Energy FC to earn a shutout in the Toros’ first win of the season.

D – Luke Boden, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Boden had a strong two-way performance, helping set up the only goal, as the Rowdies earned a third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win against Ottawa.

D – Deklan Wynne, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Wynne scored the opening goal, and performed well down the left flank as WFC2 earned a 3-0 win against Seattle.

D – Jamie Thomas, Harrisburg City Islanders: Thomas recorded five tackles, three clearances and two interceptions as the City Islanders defeated New York 1-0 on the road.

M – Victor Pineda, Orange County SC: Pineda scored a spectacular game-winning goal as Orange County took its second win of the season on the road against Portland.

M – Hadji Barry, Orlando City B: Barry scored the game-winning goal, and finished the game with four shots and one created chance, as Orlando secured its first win against Toronto.

M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC: Velasquez had a goal and assist, and also linked up play well as the Monarchs remained perfect with a 5-3 victory against Reno.

M – Luke Rooney, Phoenix Rising FC: Rooney scored both goals as Rising FC took its first win of the club’s new era with a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II.

F – Seku Conneh, Bethlehem Steel FC: Conneh scored both goals as Steel FC recorded its first win of the season with a 2-0 victory against FC Cincinnati.

F – Jose Angulo, Saint Louis FC: Angulo recorded the game-tying goal and then the game-winning assist as Saint Louis remained undefeated with a 3-2 win against New York.

F – Corey Hertzog, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Hertzog scored a stoppage-time game-winner as the Riverhounds defeated Charleston 2-1 for their first win against the Battery since 2011.

Bench: Akira Fitzgerald (TBR), Sean Totsch (LOU), Seth Rudolph (STL), Manolo Sanchez (HAR), Dane Kelly (RNO), Adam Najem (BST), Sammy Ochoa (SAC)


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