TAMPA, Fla. – Ottawa Fury FC forward Adonijah Reid was voted the United Soccer League player of the week, the league announced Tuesday.
Reid recorded the first hat-trick in Fury FC’s professional era in a 3-0 victory over Red Bull II Sunday, which also stood as the first three-goal game of the 18-year-old’s career.
Reid received 58 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Rio Grande Valley FC’s Michael Nelson and Penn FC forward Lucky Mkosana, a former member of the Cosmos, finished tied for second place with 13 percent.
USL team of the week
GK – Michael Nelson, Rio Grande Valley FC: Nelson recorded a six-save shutout in his professional debut for the Toros, as RGVFC played to a 0-0 draw with second-place Phoenix Rising FC.
D – Skylar Thomas, Charleston Battery – Thomas won 11 of 15 duels overall, completed 44 of 50 passes and recorded seven clearances and one interception as the Battery played to a 0-0 draw with Pittsburgh.
D – Hugh Roberts, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Roberts won 17 of 24 duels overall and recorded five clearances, four tackles and three interceptions in Riverhounds SC’s 0-0 draw with the Charleston Battery.
D – Je-Vaughn Watson, Charlotte Independence: Watson recorded four interceptions and three clearances while completing 54 of 59 passes in Charlotte’s 1-1 draw with the Richmond Kickers.
M – Antoine Hoppenot, Reno 1868 FC: Hoppenot recorded his sixth assist of the season, and consistently linked up play, as he recorded five key passes in Reno’s 2-0 victory on the road against San Antonio FC.
M – Aodhan Quinn, Orange County SC: Quinn recorded a goal and two assists while completing 57 of 65 passes, as Orange County swept to a 6-1 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday.
M – Chase Minter, Swope Park Rangers: Minter recorded one assist and logged six key passes while completing 34 of 40 passes in Swope Park’s victory against Las Vegas Lights FC on Sunday.
M – Chris Nanco, Bethlehem Steel FC: Nanco recorded two assists after coming on as a substitute late in the first half, as Bethlehem rallied for a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls II last Wednesday evening.
F – Daniel Rios, North Carolina FC: Rios scored twice, including an 87th-minute equalizer, as North Carolina earned a 2-2 draw with Louisville City FC on Saturday night.
F – Adonijah Reid, Ottawa Fury FC: Reid scored the first hat trick in Fury FC’s professional history, as he led the side to a 3-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls II on Sunday evening.
F – Lucky Mkosana, Penn FC: Mkosana scored both goals, as Penn rallied to take a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Friday night, which handed Tampa Bay its first home loss of the season.
Bench: Maxime Crepeau (OTT), Drew Beckie (OKC), Cameron Iwasa (SAC), Christian Volesky (OKC), Stefano Bonomo (NY), Brian Shriver (RIC), Thomas Enevoldsen (OC)