TAMPA, Fla. – New York Red Bulls II forward Tom Barlow has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 24 of the 2018 season. Barlow scored a second-half hat trick after being brought on as a substitute for the Red Bulls II to lead the side back from a three-goal halftime deficit to earn a 4-4 draw with the Charleston Battery on Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium.
Barlow received 62 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. North Carolina FC’s Zach Steinberger and Bethlehem Steel FC’s Santi Moar finished tied for second with 14 percent apiece.
GK – Tyler Deric, Rio Grande Valley FC: Deric recorded a seven-save shutout on the road to lead the Toros to a 2-0 victory against Orange County SC for the club’s first road win of the season on Saturday night.
D – Jeremy Hall, Sacramento Republic FC: Hall made five interceptions, three clearances and completed 43 of 45 passes, as Republic FC took a 2-1 victory against Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday.
D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic scored what proved to be the game-winning goal, won six of eight duels overall, completed 54 of 59 passes and recorded seven clearances, as the Rangers took a 2-1 win on the road against San Antonio FC.
D – Matt Mahoney, Bethlehem Steel FC: Mahoney won 15 of 20 duels, recorded 14 recoveries and made seven interceptions and seven clearances over the course of victories against Ottawa Fury FC and Nashville SC.
M – Gladson Awako, Phoenix Rising FC: Awako notched one goal, two assists and recorded eight key passes to help lead Rising FC to a 4-0 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night.
M – Nazmi Albadawi, FC Cincinnati: Albadawi scored twice, played a key role in a third FCC goal and recorded two key passes during the side’s 5-1 victory against ATL UTD 2 on Wednesday night.
M – Zach Steinberger, North Carolina FC: Steinberger had two goals and one assist in his debut for North Carolina, as it swept to a 6-2 victory against the Charlotte Independence on Saturday.
M – Santi Moar, Bethlehem Steel FC: Moar scored twice, recorded two key passes, made three interceptions and completed 27 of 33 passes overall in Bethlehem’s 2-0 win against Ottawa Fury FC last Wednesday evening.
F – Chandler Hoffman, Real Monarchs SLC: Hoffman recorded a second consecutive brace and added an assist to lead the Monarchs to a 4-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night.
F – Tom Barlow, New York Red Bulls II: Barlow scored a hat trick after coming on as a second-half substitute, as New York rallied from a three-goal halftime deficit to draw 4-4 with the Charleston Battery on Saturday.
F – Cameron Lancaster, Louisville City FC: Lancaster scored three goals over two games, as Louisville swept to victories against the Charlotte Independence and Richmond Kickers.
Bench: Eric Dick (SPR), Jose Barril (OKC), Chris Cortez (PHX), Patrick Okonkwo (CHS), Steven Miller (NC), Wal Fall (STL), Luke Spencer (LOU)
Tag(s): News Team of the Week OKC Energy FC Phoenix Rising FC Real Monarchs SLC Rio Grande Valley FC Sacramento Republic FC Swope Park Rangers Bethlehem Steel FC Charleston Battery FC Cincinnati Louisville City FC New York Red Bulls II Saint Louis FC Wal Fall Jeremy Hall Cameron Lancaster Luke Spencer Amer Didic Santi Moar Chandler Hoffman José Barril Chris Cortez Matt Mahoney Patrick Okonkwo Gladson Awako North Carolina FC Zach Steinberger Nazmi Albadawi Steven Miller Tom Barlow Eric Dick Tyler Deric