TAMPA, Fla. – Red Bull II forward Tom Barlow has been voted the United Soccer League player of the week, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.
Barlow recorded a second-half hat-trick after being brought on as a substitute to lead the side back from a three-goal halftime deficit to earn a 4-4 draw with the Charleston Battery Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium.
He received 62 percent of the votes in a poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. North Carolina FC’s Zach Steinberger and Bethlehem Steel FC’s Santi Moar finished tied for second with 14 percent apiece.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Tyler Deric, Rio Grande Valley FC: Deric recorded a seven-save shutout on the road to lead the Toros to a 2-0 victory over Orange County SC for the club’s first road win of the season Saturday night.
D – Jeremy Hall, Sacramento Republic FC: Hall made five interceptions, three clearances and completed 43 of 45 passes, as Republic FC posted a 2-1 victory against Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field Saturday.
D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic scored what proved to be the game-winning goal, won six of eight duels overall, completed 54 of 59 passes and recorded seven clearances, as the Rangers secured a 2-1 win on the road against San Antonio FC.
D – Matt Mahoney, Bethlehem Steel FC: Mahoney won 15 of 20 duels, recorded 14 recoveries and made seven interceptions and seven clearances during the course of victories over Ottawa Fury FC and Nashville SC.
M – Gladson Awako, Phoenix Rising FC: Awako registered one goal, two assists and recorded eight key passes to help lead Rising FC to a 4-0 victory past Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Saturday night.
M – Nazmi Albadawi, FC Cincinnati: Albadawi scored twice, played a key role in a third FCC goal and recorded two key passes during the side’s 5-1 victory over ATL UTD 2 Wednesday night.
M – Zach Steinberger, North Carolina FC: Steinberger had two goals and one assist in his debut for North Carolina, as it swept to a 6-2 victory against the Charlotte Independence Saturday.
M – Santi Moar, Bethlehem Steel FC: Moar scored twice, recorded two key passes, made three interceptions and completed 27 of 33 passes in Bethlehem’s 2-0 win over Ottawa Fury FC last Wednesday evening.
F – Chandler Hoffman, Real Monarchs SLC: Hoffman recorded a second consecutive brace and added an assist to lead the Monarchs to a 4-0 victory over the LA Galaxy II Saturday night.
F – Tom Barlow, Red Bull II: Barlow secured a hat-trick after coming on as a second-half substitute, as New York rallied from a three-goal halftime deficit to draw 4-4 with the Charleston Battery Saturday.
F – Cameron Lancaster, Louisville City FC: Lancaster scored three goals over two games, as Louisville swept to victories against the Charlotte Independence and Richmond Kickers.
Bench: Eric Dick (SPR), Jose Barril (OKC), Chris Cortez (PHX), Patrick Okonkwo (CHS), Steven Miller (NC), Wal Fall (STL), Luke Spencer (LOU)