Austin, TX (Tuesday, September 29) The USL Championship announced the Team of the Week Presented by Cleer Audio for Week 14 of the 2020 regular season today. Austin Bold FC defender Sean McFarlane was recognized for his dominant two-game performance that helped The Bold keep two consecutive shutouts.
McFarlane has cemented himself into the Austin starting eleven with two strong performances in a week. Against Sporting Kansas City II and OKC Energy, the defender won 16 out of 29 duels and recorded three interceptions and three clearances. His performances didn’t stop on the defensive part of the game; McFarlane also tallied an assist and created four dangerous scoring chances.
OKC Energy FC’s Laurendi won Player of the Week, earning 45 percent of the ballot for his performance. Memphis 901 FC’s Cal Jennings finished second with 23 percent after recording a pair of goals in 901 FC’s 3-1 victory on Saturday night against the Charlotte Independence at the Sportsplex at Matthews.
Check out the rest of the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 14 below.
GK – Cody Laurendi, OKC Energy FC: Laurendi marked his 100th appearance for Energy FC with a five-save shutout, including a penalty kick save late in the first half, as OKC earned a 0-0 draw with Austin Bold FC on Sunday.
D – Dekel Keinan, Sacramento Republic FC: Keinan scored the equalizer for Republic FC in its 1-1 draw on the road against Reno 1868 FC, completed 27 of 33 passes and won 10 of 11 duels defensively in a solid all-around performance.
D – Ayoze, Indy Eleven: Ayoze recorded one assist and five key passes, won 6 of 7 duels and made six recoveries while also completing 59 of 67 passes during Indy’s 1-1 draw with Saint Louis FC on Wednesday night.
M – Eric Bird, FC Tulsa: Bird scored the stoppage-time game-winner in Tulsa’s 1-0 victory against San Antonio FC on Saturday night and completed 38 of 49 passes overall while winning 6 of 9 duels in a strong midfield display.
M – Speedy Williams, Louisville City FC: Williams scored the lone goal of the game, completed 55 of 62 passes, recorded two interceptions and eight recoveries and won 5 of 8 duels in LouCity’s 1-0 victory against Saint Louis FC on Saturday night.
M – Jack McGlynn, Philadelphia Union II: McGlynn notched three goals across two games, including the equalizer in his side’s 1-1 draw against Hartford Athletic last Wednesday night at Dillon Stadium, and completed 68 of 86 passes overall.
M – Jorge Gonzalez, Portland Timbers 2: Gonzalez scored twice as T2 took a 3-1 win against Tacoma Defiance, while also putting three of his five total shots on target and completing 24 of 33 passes overall last Thursday night.
F – Omar Sowe, New York Red Bulls II: Sowe scored twice in New York’s 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Union II and recorded 10 chances created across the Red Bulls II’s two games against Atlanta and Philadelphia.
F – Cal Jennings, Memphis 901 FC: Jennings scored twice to lead Memphis to a 3-1 victory against the Charlotte Independence, while also winning 3 of 5 aerial duels and recording four shots on goal and six shots overall.
F – Amir Bashti, Atlanta United 2: Bashti had one goal and one assist, recorded four shots overall, three shots on target and two key passes while also completing 14 of 21 passes overall in Atlanta’s victory against the New York Red Bulls II.
Bench: Cody Mizell (NM), Mauricio Cuevas (LA), Dre Fortune (NC), Junior Sandoval (LV), Rufat Dadashov (PHX), Sebastian Guenzatti (TBR), Jackson Conway (ATL)