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Josh Hughes Named to the USL League One Team of the Week

By Patrick Wood, 07/30/19, 3:00PM EDT

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Midfielder Scored the Game Winning Goal on the Road at Toronto

RICHMOND, Va. – (Tuesday, July 30, 2019) – USL League One announced on Tuesday that midfielder Josh Hughes has been named to the Team of the Week for Week 17 after scoring the game winning goal in the 2-1 road victory at Toronto FC II Friday evening at BMO Training Ground, their first home loss of the season. This is the second appearance for Hughes in the USL League One Team of the Week this season. 

Hughes joined the Kickers in January, going on to make 14 appearances, including 10 starts for Richmond so far this season. He netted the game winner Friday evening against Toronto in the 48th minute, putting away a saved penalty. Hughes made 38 passes, completing 86.6 percent of those. On the defensive side of the ball, Hughes recorded a team-high 11 interceptions and gained possession 10 times, leading the team to their first road victory since April 20 at Greenville Triumph SC. 

The Kickers are off until making the first-ever trip to take on Forward Madison FC Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET. This match will be available to stream online on ESPN+. Stay up to date with the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com.

USL League One Team of the Week - Week 17

GK – Pablo Jara, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Jara recorded six saves across two contests, including a stoppage-time penalty kick save against Lansing Ignite FC on Saturday that preserved a draw for his side.

D – Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Antley recorded one goal, two assists and had five key passes over two games while recording 10 recoveries and completing 57 of 75 passes overall.

D – Kyle Venter, FC Tucson: Venter found the net early and then put in a strong shift defensively on the road in Chattanooga as Tucson ran its undefeated streak to four consecutive games.

D – Tyler Polak, Greenville Triumph SC: Polak recorded two assists, had four key passes, completed 31 of 37 passes overall and made four interceptions in Greenville’s big road victory against North Texas.

M – Aaron Walker, Greenville Triumph SC: Walker had one goal and took five shots overall while completing 53 of 61 passes and recording six recoveries in Triumph SC’s 4-0 win against North Texas.

M – Nick Moon, Lansing Ignite FC: Moon was active down the flank throughout, recording one assist, two key passes and completing 38 of 48 passes as Ignite FC finished level with Tormenta FC on the road. 

M – Josh Hughes, Richmond Kickers: Hughes completed 33 of 38 passes, recorded 11 interceptions and 10 recoveries and scored the game-winning goal as Richmond defeated Toronto FC II on the road.

M – Marco Micaletto, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Micaletto scored a pair of goals across two contests, recorded four key passes, completed 70 of 85 passes overall and made nine recoveries as Tormenta FC took four points from two games. 

M – JC Banks, Forward Madison FC: Banks scored the only goal of the game, and completed 16 of 18 passes overall, as Madison took a 1-0 victory against Orlando City B on Saturday night.

F – Jake Keegan, Greenville Triumph SC: Keegan scored two goals on three shots, made three recoveries and completed 8 of 13 passes to help lead Greenville to victory against North Texas.

F – Eamon Zayed, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Zayed scored with his first touch after coming on as a second-half substitute to earn the Red Wolves a 1-1 draw with FC Tucson that extended the club’s undefeated streak to nine games.