TAMPA, Fla. – Myrtle Beach Mutiny forward Tobenna Uzo Wednesday was voted Premier Development League player of the week.
Uzo scored four goals – including a game-winner against the Charlotte Eagles – and providing one assist.
The Coastal Carolina University product, ranked 44th on the third edition of the 2017 PDL Top Prospects list, netted the deciding goal in a 1-0 win against the Eagles – who are also vying for the South Atlantic Division title – on June 27.
Uzo recorded a hat-trick and recorded an assist in a 6-2 road win over the Wilmington Hammerheads FC Saturday.
The PDL team of the week
GK – David Elias, Thunder Bay Chill: The Cal State Fullerton product recorded three shutouts during Week 9, making 11 total saves to help the Chill earn seven points.
D – Andre Morrison, Long Island Rough Riders: The Hartford University talent scored the game-winning goal en route to helping the Rough Riders earn a shutout win against the GPS Portland Phoenix on Friday.
D – Bruno Brumati, Fresno Fuego: Brumati scored one goal and recorded one assist in the Fuego’s 4-1 win against Southwest Division title contender San Francisco City FC on Saturday.
D – Jamie Leddy, Cincinnati Dutch Lions: The Fairleigh Dickinson University standout played all 180 minutes in Cincinnati’s two Week 9 shutouts while also scoring a goal in a 3-0 win against the Derby City Rovers.
M – Austin Panchot, Saint Louis FC U23: The Indiana University talent scored the game-winning goal in the Saint Louis U23’s 1-0 victory against Chicago FC United on June 27. Panchot then scored the decider in a 2-1 contest against the Des Moines Menace on Saturday.
M – Christo Michaelson, Portland Timbers U23: The Gonzaga University standout scored two goals and provided one assist in the Timbers U23’s 4-1 win against Victoria Highlanders FC on Sunday.
M – Cody Brinkman, North Carolina FC U23: The Duke University midfielder scored two goals, including the game-winner, in the North Carolina U23’s 5-3 victory against Tobacco Road FC on Thursday.
M – Jose Aguinaga, New York Red Bulls U23: The Rider University talent scored a hat trick and recorded one assist in the Red Bulls U23’s 5-1 win against the Jersey Express on June 28.
F – Tobenna Uzo, Myrtle Beach Mutiny: Uzo recorded four goals and one assist in two important wins for the Mutiny, who are in the driver’s seat to win the South Atlantic Division title.
F – Ryosuke Kinoshita, FC Boulder U23: Kinoshito scored two goals and recorded one assist to lead the FC Boulder U23 to a 3-1 win against the Colorado Rapids U23 on June 27.
F – Jordan Ayris – Westchester Flames: The Fairfield University product scored two goals to help guide the Flames to a 4-2 victory against the GPS Portland Phoenix on Saturday.
Honorable Mentions: F – Abduakim Byabusha, Westchester Flames; M – Ryan Spaulding, North Carolina FC U23; F – Jamie Merriam, South Georgia Tormenta FC; M – Ken Krolicki, K-W United FC; F – Khori Bennett, Reading United AC; F – Austin Smythe, Cincinnati Dutch Lions; D – Matthew Moore, Western Mass Pioneers; M – Rielee Mohsin, Palm Beach Suns FC; M – Alexander Ainscough, FC Boston; M – Jared Timmer, Michigan Bucks