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Williams, Spencer earn USL Team of the Week spots

By Meredith Ketzler / Louisville City FC, 09/12/17, 1:30PM EDT


Both scored in LouCity's 3-0 win Saturday at Pittsburgh.

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After scoring his first goal of the year over the weekend, Louisville City FC midfielder Devon ”Speedy” Williams was on Tuesday named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week.

Williams also completed 81 of his 95 passes in his first game back from international duty with Jamaica to lead LouCity in a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

In addition to Williams’ recognition, forward Luke Spencer made the Team of the Week bench for his efforts in Pittsburgh. Spencer scored the game’s opening goal and set up Williams’ second half strike by earning a penalty kick.

This marks Williams’ first Team of the Week appearance this year. Spencer, who leads LouCity with nine goals, has made two previous and was once named USL Player of the Week.

The boys in purple will look to maintain their first-place form on Friday when they host Bethlehem Steel FC for a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Slugger Field.

USL Team of the Week

GK – Sean Melvin, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 – Melvin recorded a seven-save shutout as WFC2 earned a draw on the road against OKC Energy FC on Sunday night.

D – Victor Vasquez, Phoenix Rising FC: Vasquez recorded five tackles and four interceptions over Rising FC’s two outings over the week as the side earned a win and a draw.

D – Lamar Batista, Portland Timbers 2: Batista recorded three interceptions and five clearances as T2 earned a shutout against Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday night.

D – Brent Richards, Reno 1868 FC: Richards recorded the opening goal in Reno’s 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Wednesday and finished with five tackles and seven interceptions over two games.

M – Pedro Ribeiro, Harrisburg City Islanders: Ribeiro notched the game-winning goal against Saint Louis FC and also notched an assist earlier in the week against the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the City Islanders. 

M – Speedy Williams, Louisville City FC: Williams scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot to cap an outstanding midfield performance that saw him complete 81 of 95 passes and win all eight of his regular and aerial duels.

M – Sunny Jane, Richmond Kickers: Jane scored one goal and set up the other with a well-delivered free kick as the Kickers ended Orlando City B’s 12-game undefeated streak on Thursday night.

F – Stefano Bonomo, New York Red Bulls II: Bonomo converted twice from the penalty spot to lead the Red Bulls II to a 2-1 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday night

F – Irvin Parra, Orange County SC: Parra’s first goal for Orange County lifted the side to a crucial 2-1 victory against the Swope Park Rangers that pushed OCSC back into the playoff picture. 

F – Georgi Hristov, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Hristov scored a pair of goals as the Rowdies rallied to defeat the Harrisburg City Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night at FNB Field.

Bench: Charlie Lyon (OC), A.J. Gray (PHX), Carlos Rodriguez (SAC), Sam Rogers (SEA), Michael Reed (SA), Renzo Zambrano (POR), Luke Spencer (LOU)