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McCabe named to USL Championship Team of the Week

By LouCity, 08/13/19, 2:00PM EDT


Louisville City midfielder Niall McCabe was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for his performance vs. Atlanta United 2 Sunday. 

McCabe had a tremendous free kick for LouCity's third goal, but he also was a tremendously effective weapon around the pitch vs. Atlanta United's midfield. 

McCabe, LouCity's longest-tenured pro, had a special moment in Sunday's match when he put the ball under his shirt and waved to his pregnant wife in the stands after his free-kick goal. 


USL Championship Team of the Week

GK – Todd Morton, Bethlehem Steel FC: Morton recorded a seven-save shutout as Steel FC claimed a point on the road against Nashville SC in a 0-0 draw at First Tennessee Park.

D – Forrest Lasso, Nashville SC: Lasso made 20 recoveries, won 13 of 18 duels and 8 of 9 aerials while completing 113 of 139 passes across a pair of shutouts by Nashville’s defense over the week.

D – Ramon Martin Del Campo, Fresno FC: Del Campo scored the game-winning goal, recorded six recoveries and six clearances and won a combined 14 of 23 duels in the Foxes’ 2-1 road win against OKC Energy FC.

D – Gabe Robinson, Las Vegas Lights FC: Robinson recorded 12 clearances, won 3 of 4 aerials and completed 14 of 19 passes as Lights FC earned a 0-0 draw on the road against Sacramento Republic FC.

M – Jared Stroud, New York Red Bulls II: Stroud had a goal and assist, recorded eight key passes and completed 34 of 42 passes overall as the Red Bulls II defeated Hartford Athletic 5-1.

M – Jack Blake, Real Monarchs SLC: Blake had one goal on seven shots, including another that hit the woodwork, and recorded five key passes as the Monarchs defeated Tulsa Roughnecks FC 4-1.

M – Niall McCabe, Louisville City FC: McCabe scored once, had four key passes, won 9 of 10 duels and completed 52 of 66 passes in LouCity’s 5-1 win against ATL UTD 2.

M – Cristian Parano, San Antonio FC: Parano scored a pair of goals, recorded four key passes and completed 30 of 36 passes in SAFC’s 4-1 road victory against Reno 1868 FC.

M – Robbie Mertz, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Mertz notched a pair of assists and four key passes overall while completing 5 of 5 dribbles and recording nine recoveries in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win against the Swope Park Rangers.

F – Eddie Opoku, Birmingham Legion FC: Opoku scored the only goal, recorded four key passes and put four of five shots on target while completing 4 of 4 dribbles in Legion FC’s victory away to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

F – Foster Langsdorf, Portland Timbers 2: Langsdorf scored two goals in two games and recorded two key passes as T2 earned four points from their two outings to return to the postseason positions.

Bench: Matt Van Oekel (BHM), Kalen Ryden (SLC), Ernesto Walker (LA), Ben Speas (NC), Solomon Asante (PHX), Daniel Rios (NSH), Shandon Hopeau (TAC)

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