TAMPA, Fla. – Lansing Ignite FC forward Pato has been named the USL League One Player of the Week for Week 24 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season.
The Mexican forward earned his second weekly award in the past two weeks as he recorded two goals and one assist in Ignite FC’s 5-0 victory on the road against FC Tucson on Friday night. He is the fourth player to earn multiple Player of the Week awards this season, following North Texas SC’s Ronaldo Damus, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC’s Steven Beattie and FC Tucson’s Devyn Jambga.
GK – Akira Fitzgerald, Richmond Kickers: Fitzgerald recorded a five-save shutout as the Kickers earned a 1-0 victory against Greenville Triumph SC to keep their postseason hopes moving.
D – John Nelson, North Texas SC: Nelson scored once, completed 5 of 5 dribbled and 49 of 58 passes while also winning 11 of 14 duels in North Texas’ victory against Orlando City B.
D – Ivan Magalhaes, Richmond Kickers: Magalhaes made two interceptions and clearances, won 6 of 10 duels and completed 38 of 46 passes to help the Kickers hold Greenville scoreless in their victory on Saturday night.
D – Grant Stoneman, Lansing Ignite FC: Stoneman won 9 of 11 duels and 6 of 7 aerials in addition to completing 43 of 52 passes in Lansing’s big road victory against FC Tucson.
M – Braeden Troyer, Richmond Kickers: Troyer recorded his first league goal for the Kickers while also completing 29 of 33 passes and winning 8 of 12 duels in Richmond’s crucial win against Greenville.
M – Steven Beattie, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Beattie scored his ninth goal of the season to help the Red Wolves earn a point on the road against Toronto FC II on Friday evening.
M – Marco Micaletto, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Micaletto scored Tormenta FC’s late equalizer to cap a performance that also saw him complete 27 of 35 passes and make four recoveries against Madison.
M – Tumi Moshobane, Lansing Ignite FC: Moshobane continued his strong recent form, scoring a pair of goals and completing 17 of 20 passes in Lansing’s emphatic victory against Tucson.
F – Pato, Lansing Ignite FC: Pato put in an efficient display in attack, scoring two goals and adding one assist and two key passes on 10 of 14 passing overall to lead Ignite FC to its road win in Tucson.
F – Ronaldo Damus, North Texas SC: Damus extended his league-lead with a pair of goals and also completed 15 of 17 passes as North Texas clinched a playoff berth following its victory against Orlando City B.
F – Paulo Jr., Forward Madison FC: The Brazilian had the opening goal and completed 22 of 27 passes while winning 4 of 6 duels and making four recoveries in Madison’s 1-1 draw against Tormenta FC.