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Caesar Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 06/27/17, 1:25PM EDT


Four goals in two games led Republic FC to pair of victories

Photo courtesy Sacramento Republic FC

TAMPA, Fla. – Sacramento Republic FC forward Trevin Caesar has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 14 of the 2017 season. Caesar recorded four goals in a pair of Republic FC victories over the week, including a hat trick and assist against Rio Grande Valley FC in a 6-2 win in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3 at Papa Murphy’s Park.

The Trinidad & Tobago international received 71 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Charleston Battery forward Romario Williams finished second with 17 percent of the vote.

GK – Keasel Broome, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: A late injury replacement in the starting lineup, Broome posted a five-save shutout as the Riverhounds defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0 last Thursday.

D – Liam Doyle, Swope Park Rangers: Doyle’s first professional goal highlighted a strong all-around performance as the Rangers rallied to defeat Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2-1 last Wednesday.

D – Sean McFarlane, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: McFarlane scored the only goal as the Switchbacks ended San Antonio’s 14-game unbeaten streak, and was solid all-around defensively.

D – Brent Richards, Reno 1868 FC: Richards led 1868 FC to a 2-0 victory against his former club, the Portland Timbers 2, helping set up Seth Casiple’s game-winning goal.

M – Enzo Martinez, Charlotte Independence: Martinez scored both goals as the Independence claimed a 2-0 victory on the road to move into the USL Eastern Conference playoff positions.

M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC: Velasquez recorded a pair of assists as the Monarchs set a USL record with their ninth consecutive win by defeating Reno 1868 FC last Monday.

M – Kenney Walker, FC Cincinnati: Walker was outstanding in the center of midfield in FCC’s 2-0 win against Saint Louis, completing 58-of-69 passes, creating three scoring chances and recording eight tackles.

M – Zach Mathers, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Mathers had three goals in two games over the week, including a pair of goals in S2’s 3-2 victory against OKC Energy FC last Monday night.

F – Wilson Kneeshaw, Sacramento Republic FC: Kneeshaw recorded a goal and three assists in Republic FC’s two wins in Week 14, including one goal and two assists in its 6-2 win against Rio Grande Valley FC.

F – Romario Williams, Charleston Battery: Williams scored two goals and added an assist to move into the lead in the race for the USL Golden Boot as Charleston took a 6-1 win against Toronto FC II.

F – Trevin Caesar, Sacramento Republic FC: Caesar recorded four goals and one assist in two games, including a hat trick in a 6-2 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC last Wednesday night.

Bench: Cody Mizell (CLT), Ryan Williams (OTT), Dante Marini (CHS), Tyler Blackwood (SAC), Jimmy McLaughlin (CIN), Pedro Ribeiro (HAR), Carlos Alvarez (OC)

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