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Fitzgerald Named to USL League One Team of the Week

By Patrick Wood, 09/24/19, 3:00PM EDT

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Goalkeeper Made Five Saves in Eighth Shutout of the Season

RICHMOND, Va. – (Tuesday, September 24, 2019) – USL League One announced on Tuesday that goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald has been named to the USL League One Team of the Week for Week 26 after the 0-0 draw at FC Tucson last Saturday night.

Fitzgerald makes his third appearance in the Team of the Week after picking up his eighth shutout of the season, ranking him fourth in the league. The Richmond keeper made five saves to put him in second overall in USL League One with saves with 69. 

The Kickers are back on the road next Saturday night, making their second trip to Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. This match will also be available live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+. Keep up to date with the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com.

USL League One Team of the Week - Week 26

GK – Akira Fitzgerald, Richmond Kickers: Fitzgerald recorded a five-save shutout as the Kickers earned a scoreless draw on the road against playoff contender FC Tucson on Saturday night.
 

D – Christian Diaz, Forward Madison FC: Diaz completed 6 of 7 dribbles, won 17 of 25 duels and made 12 recoveries as Madison recorded a 1-0 victory against North Texas SC on Sunday night.
 
D – Kevin Coiffic, Lansing Ignite FC: Coiffic completed 85 of 94 passes, won 7 of 8 duels and recorded seven clearances, three interceptions and nine recoveries in Ignite FC’s 1-1 draw with Tormenta FC.
 
D – Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Antley recorded one assist and three chances created and completed 4 of 4 dribbles while winning two tackles and making two interceptions in South Georgia’s draw with Lansing.
 
D – Tony Walls, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Walls scored once, had two chances created and made three interceptions, three clearances and four recoveries in the Red Wolves’ victory against Orlando City B.
 
M – Nick Moon, Lansing Ignite FC: Moon recorded one goal on two shots, had four key passes and made three interceptions and seven recoveries in Lansing’s 1-1 draw against South Georgia Tormenta FC.
 
M – Paul Clowes, Greenville Triumph SC: Clowes recorded one goal and one assist, had four chances created and completed 43 of 53 passes to lead Greenville past Toronto FC II last Friday night.
 
M – Carlos Gomez, Greenville Triumph SC: Gomez scored a late goal, completed 21 of 26 passes and won 10 of 11 duels in Triumph SC’s 3-1 victory against Toronto last Friday night.
 
M – Amirgy Pineda, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Pineda had one assist, completed 25 of 30 passes overall and notched three chances created while also making five recoveries in Chattanooga’s key win against Orlando.
 
M – J.C. Banks, Forward Madison FC: Banks completed 22 of 27 passes, won 13 of 18 duels and had three key passes to help lead Madison to a 1-0 victory against North Texas SC on Sunday night.
 
F – Cameron Saul, Greenville Triumph SC: Saul scored once, had three shots overall and completed 11 of 14 passes in Greenville’s 3-1 victory against Toronto FC II on Friday night.