TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Junior Flemmings has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 19 of the 2018 season. Flemmings notched a goal and two assists to lead the Rowdies to a 3-1 victory against Indy Eleven this past Saturday night, a win that provided a major boost to Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes.
Flemmings received 67 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. FC Cincinnati’s Forrest Lasso and the Swope Park Rangers’ Christian Herrera finished tied for second place with 11 percent apiece.
GK – Christian Herrera, Swope Park Rangers: Herrera produced numerous spectacular stops as part of a seven-save shutout to earn the Rangers a 0-0 draw with Rio Grande Valley FC on Sunday.
D – Forrest Lasso, FC Cincinnati: Lasso scored his first two goals of the season, as FC Cincinnati took victories against both the Charlotte Independence and New York Red Bulls II.
D – Taylor Mueller, Charleston Battery: Mueller was strong in the center of defense for the Battery, winning three tackles and recording nine clearances in 1-0 victory against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
D – Nana Attakora, Ottawa Fury FC: Attakora recorded 13 clearances and completed 21 of 24 passes to help Fury FC record a shutout in its 2-0 victory against Nashville SC on Saturday night.
M – Aodhan Quinn, Orange County SC: Quinn had a goal and two assists, as Orange County took four points from its road trip through the Midwest in contests against the Swope Park Rangers and Saint Louis FC.
M – Junior Flemmings, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Flemmings recorded a goal and two assists to lead the Rowdies to a 3-1 victory against Indy Eleven on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium.
M – Charlie Ward, San Antonio FC: Ward scored an outstanding first professional goal to cap a performance that saw him complete 59 of 65 passes to help San Antonio to a 4-2 win against Real Monarchs SLC.
M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC: Velasquez scored both Monarchs goals, the first an outstanding solo effort, in a losing effort as Real fell 4-2 to San Antonio FC.
F – Marty Maybin, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Maybin scored twice, as the Switchbacks took a 4-2 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC that provided a major boost to their playoff hopes.
F – Ilija Ilic, Louisville City FC: Ilic had a goal and assist, completed 25 of 30 passes overall and had four key passes, as Louisville swept to a 4-1 victory against the Charlotte Independence.
F – Daniel Rios, North Carolina FC: Rios had a goal and assist and completed 20 of 23 passes to help North Carolina FC to a 3-1 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday night.
Bench: Joe Kuzminsky (CHS), Cristian Casseres Jr. (NY), Kyle Bekker (NC), Emmanuel Ledesma (CIN), Giovanni Godoy (OC), Omar Salgado (LV), Georgi Hristov (TBR)
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