RICHMOND, VA — (Tuesday, August 29, 2017) — The United Soccer League (USL) announced Tuesday that Sunny Jane was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 23. Jane scored in the 17th minute when he knocked down a ball from Braeden Troyer to level the score after a Charleston goal in the 2nd minute. He then assisted on Oliver’s go-ahead goal in the 36th minute to gain the lead for the Kickers in their eventual 3-1 win over long-time rivals the Charleston Battery.
Sunny Jane is in his second season in Richmond, where he has scored seven goals and assisted on three goals over 45 appearances. This season has seen Jane take the field on 19 occasions, 13 of which were starts, and scoring two goals in his last two outings and assisting on two goals this season. The Lesotho international spent two seasons with Wilmington Hammerheads FC before joining the Kickers in 2016, scoring seven goals and picking up three assists in 41 appearances.
Braeden Troyer was named to the bench of the USL Team of the Week after assisting on Jane’s opening goal Saturday night. Troyer has logged over 2,000 minutes this season in 23 appearances, all of which were starts. Discovered in 2015 after the Kickers Pro Combine, Troyer went on to play in 61 games over his first two seasons in Richmond.
The Kickers are on the road this Saturday night as they travel to second place Charlotte Independence for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at the Sportsplex at Matthews. This match will be available live on the Kickers Official Television Partners WTVR CBS 6 via their 6.3 sub channel (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and on the USL Match Center. Keep up to date with the Kickers online at RichmondKickers.com and on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Jake Fenlason, Orlando City B – Fenlason recorded an eight-save shutout as OCB took a 3-0 victory against Louisville City FC to extend the club’s undefeated streak to 11 games.
D – Greg Cochrane, San Antonio FC: Cochrane recorded the assist on the only goal in a 1-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and created four other chances while completing 32 of 36 passes.
D – Jimmy Ockford, Reno 1868 FC: Ockford recorded eight clearances, two interceptions and one tackle, as 1868 FC earned a 1-0 victory against the Swope Park Rangers for its fourth consecutive victory.
D – Ramon Martin del Campo, Ottawa Fury FC: Martin del Campo scored a stoppage-time goal to earn Fury FC a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls II on Sunday afternoon at TD Place.
M – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Louisville City FC: Kaye scored a goal, created two chances and completed 17 of 20 passes, as Louisville romped to a 5-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders last Wednesday.
M – Sunny Jane, Richmond Kickers: Jane recorded a goal and assist to lead the Kickers to their first victory against longtime rivals the Charleston Battery since July 2014.
M – Kevin Kerr, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Kerr recorded a pair of assists before providing the game-winning goal, as the Riverhounds defeated Bethlehem Steel FC for a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
M – Jimmy McLaughlin, FC Cincinnati: McLaughlin found the net and also put in a well-rounded performance, completing 22 of 26 passes in Cincinnati’s 3-1 win against Ottawa Fury FC on Wednesday
F – Chandler Hoffman, Real Monarchs SLC: Hoffman recorded assists on both goals and completed 18 of 20 passes overall, as the Monarchs took their 11th home victory of the season against Rio Grande Valley FC.
F – Chris Cortez, Phoenix Rising FC: Cortez had a goal and two assists to lead Rising FC to a crucial 3-1 victory against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night.
F – Michael Cox, Orlando City B: Cox’s first two goals of the season provided the impetus for Orlando’s 3-0 victory against Louisville City FC on Saturday, extending its undefeated streak to 11 games
Bench: Jake McGuire (BST), Tyler Polak (CIN), Braeden Troyer (RIC), Victor Souto (PGH), Antoine Hoppenot (RNO), Alex Dixon (OKC), Ben Spencer (TOR)