Louisville City FC midfielder George Davis IV, who netted the first goal in a 2-1 win Saturday over the Tampa Bay Rowdies, was further rewarded Tuesday when named to the USL Team of the Week.
Davis IV's Team of the Week nomination was his second already this season and comes amid a scoring streak. He has converted chances in LouCity's last three games, all of them wins, as part of a run to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
Davis IV also won 10 duels and made four tackles to help keep his side unbeaten early in the 2017 season. It was a deserved Modelo Man of the Match performance as voted by LouCity fans.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies entered Saturday with a perfect record, and Davis IV's 22nd-minute strike was the first goal the club had conceded. Cameron Lancaster added another goal late to secure the win for LouCity.
A USL veteran out of the University of Kentucky, Davis IV ranks third on the league's scoring list with 41 goals, behind only Reno 1868 FC’s Dane Kelly (50) and retired Richmond Kickers striker Matthew Delicate (42).
LouCity will next face FC Cincinnati and USL Player of the Week Djiby Fall, who scored all four goals in a win over Saint Louis FC, at 7 p.m. Saturday in Cincinnati.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Sean Melvin, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Melvin put in a stellar five-save performance to lead WFC2 to a 1-0 road victory against the Portland Timbers 2.
D – Nouhou Tolo, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Tolo scored what proved to be the game-winning goal early, and then helped S2 preserve the lead with three tackles and two interceptions in a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II.
D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic completed 93 percent of his 91 passes, and recorded 13 clearances, five interceptions and four tackles as Swope Park shut out Sacramento.
D – Matt Bahner, FC Cincinnati: Bahner recorded the assist on the opening goal in FCC’s win against Cincinnati, and also won five of six duels and made five interceptions defensively.
M – George Davis IV, Louisville City FC: Davis’ third goal in as many games helped Louisville remain undefeated, as the midfielder also won 10 duels and recorded four tackles.
M – Billy Forbes, San Antonio FC: Forbes had a goal and assist as San Antonio defeated Reno 4-0. He also created another three scoring chances as SAFC earned its biggest win in club history.
M – Vincent Bezecourt, New York Red Bulls II: Bezecourt had a goal and two assists to lead the Red Bulls II to a 3-1 victory against Orlando on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak.
M – Memo Rodriguez, Rio Grande Valley FC: Rodriguez scored a pair of goals as the Toros took a 3-1 win against Colorado Springs last Wednesday night for their second straight victory.
F – Miguel Gonzalez, OKC Energy FC: Gonzalez’s spectacular bicycle kick lifted Energy FC to its first win of the season, a 1-0 victory against previously undefeated Sacramento, last Tuesday.
F – Romario Williams, Charleston Battery: Williams notched a hat trick in 12 first-half minutes as the Battery recorded a thumping 5-0 victory against the Rochester Rhinos. F – Djiby Fall, FC Cincinnati: Fall scored the first hat trick in FCC history, and added another for a four-goal night in a 4-0 victory against previously undefeated Saint Louis FC.
Bench: Matt Cardone (SA), O’Brian Woodbine (CHS), Wes Charpie (STL), Masta Kacher (COS), Steevan Dos Santos (OTT), Cesar Elizondo (SA), Cardel Benbow (HAR)