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By Patrick Wood, 06/12/18, 1:30PM EDT


Kickers Forward Netted Game-Winner Over Charleston Saturday

TAMPA, Fla. – (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) – The United Soccer League (USL) announced Tuesday that Richmond Kickers forward Heviel Cordovés has been named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 13. Cordovés scored his second goal of the season in the 62nd minute of Saturday night’s 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery at City Stadium. 

The Cuban forward signed with Richmond prior to the 2018 season after spending five seasons with Kickers USL rivals Charleston Battery.  Over five seasons in Charleston, he made 86 appearances and contributed 21 goals in a Battery uniform. Cordovés has also been capped by the Cuban National Team nine times between 2008-12, scoring one goal. 

The Kickers are back in action Tuesday night, as they make the trek up to face Penn FC at FNB Field at 7:00 p.m. Väsen Brewing is the Official Watch Party spot for this match, with ten different beers on tap. This match will be available to stream online through ESPN+. Following Tuesday night’s match, the Kickers are back on the road to face FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium this Saturday night for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. Saturday night’s match will be shown live on the Kickers Official Television Partners WTVR CBS 6 via their 6.3 sub channel (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming online through ESPN+

USL Team of the Week

GK – Kyle Reynish, Fresno FC: Reynish recorded nine saves – tying the single-game high in the 2018 USL regular season – to earn the Foxes a 1-1 draw on the road with Reno 1868 FC.

D – Ken Tribbett, Penn FC: Tribbett scored a pair of goals, recorded five interceptions and won 14 of 21 duels as Penn claimed a 3-2 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday night.

D – Forrest Lasso, FC Cincinnati: Lasso won 14 of 15 duels and recorded 11 clearances as Cincinnati claimed a 2-0 victory on the road against North Carolina FC.

D – Josh Phillips, Portland Timbers 2: Phillips scored the only goal of the game, won all nine of his duels and recorded three interceptions and eight clearances in a 1-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC.

M – Richie Ledezma, Real Monarchs SLC: Ledezma scored the opening goal, his first as a professional, and helped set up the Monarchs’ second in a 2-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC on June 4. 

M – Joey Calistri, Saint Louis FC: Calistri had two goals and one assist, including a highlight-reel finish, as he led Saint Louis to a 3-0 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night.

M – Matt Watson, Indy Eleven: Watson scored an opportunistic opening goal as part of a strong two-way performance that saw him record four tackles, four interceptions and four key passes.

M – Chase Minter, Swope Park Rangers: Minter put in a standout display winning 18 of 23 duels and recording three key passes and six tackles as the Rangers took a 1-0 win on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

F – David Estrada, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Estrada scored twice in the final seven minutes as S2 rallied for a 2-1 victory against OKC Energy FC on Sunday afternoon.

F – Heviel Cordovés, Richmond Kickers: Cordoves scored the game-winning goal and recorded four key passes as the Kickers took a 2-0 victory against the Charleston Battery on Saturday night.

F – Leon Taylor, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Taylor scored a late equalizer on his debut for the Rowdies to preserve Tampa Bay’s undefeated home record in a 1-1 draw against Nashville SC.

Bench: Andre Rawls (OC), Carlos Rodriguez (SAC), Sakari Carter (SEA), Jared Stroud (NY), Matthew Real (BST), Brian Brown (RNO), Ropapa Mensah (NSH)