Austin, TX (August 20, 2019) Austin Bold FC forward Kleber “The Gladiator” Giacomazzi was recognized for his performance on Saturday night against Tulsa Roughnecks FC by being named to the USL Championship Team of the Week. Kleber recorded two goals and one assist on two shots and one key pass while completing 37 of 47 passes overall in The Bold’s 5-1 win on the weekend.
Saturday night’s match at Bold Stadium was Kleber’s 17th start for Austin in their inaugural USL Championship season. The Brazilian has been vital in Austin Bold FC Head Coach Marcelo Serrano’s offense tallying six goals and three assists. Kleber’s also does the work on the defensive side with three clearances and an 83.3% successful tackle rate.
The full Team of the Week below:
GK – David Ochoa, Real Monarchs SLC: Ochoa recorded six saves to keep the Monarchs in the game as they earned a 1-1 draw on the road against Fresno FC on Friday night.
D – Drew Beckie, El Paso Locomotive FC: Beckie won 7 of 7 duels, completed 42 of 45 passes and made six recoveries and five clearances as 10-man Locomotive FC earned a shutout victory against Tacoma.
D – Taylor Washington, Nashville SC: Washington completed 5 of 8 crosses, had eight chances created and one assist and completed 37 of 43 passes overall in Nashville’s 3-1 road victory against Charlotte.
D – Mustapha Dumbuya, Phoenix Rising FC: Dumbuya scored his first goal for Rising FC, won 5 of 6 duels and 3 of 4 tackles that included multiple crucial interventions in Phoenix’s 4-2 victory against Reno 1868 FC.
M – Harry Forrester, Orange County SC: Forrester made 12 recoveries, won 13 of 19 duels and 5 of 5 tackles while also recording one assist and completing 55 of 71 passes in Orange County’s 3-0 win against Las Vegas.
M – Daniel Johnson, Birmingham Legion FC: Johnson scored a 90th-minute game-winner after coming on as a second-half substitute, while also completing 2 of 2 dribbles, 7 of 10 passes and winning 5 of 7 duels.
M – Christiano Francois, Ottawa Fury FC: Francois had one goal and one assist, completed 3 of 5 dribbles and had five shots overall as Fury FC took a 3-1 victory against Loudoun United FC on Saturday night.
M – Dre Fortune, North Carolina FC: Fortune had two goals and one assist and completed 64 of 67 passes in NCFC’s 5-0 victory against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday night.
F – Thomas Enevoldsen, Sacramento Republic FC: Enevoldsen made his mark in his debut for Republic FC, scoring a pair of goals on five shots overall and completing 26 of 36 passes.
F – Christian Eissele, OKC Energy FC: Eissele scored twice, had seven shots overall and completed 25 of 28 passes as Energy FC rallied from a one-goal deficit to take a 4-2 win against the Portland Timbers 2 on Friday night.
Bench: Bobby Shuttleworth (SAC), Paddy Barrett (IND), Joe Greenspan (PIT), George Davis IV (LOU), Daniel Rios (NSH), Solomon Asante (PHX), Donovan Ewolo (NC)