CINCINNATI — Kenney Walker blasted a shot from 25 yards out against Orlando City B to earn a spot on the United Soccer League’s Team of the Week.
With FC Cincinnati trailing 1-0, Walker’s goal came in the 57th minute and tied the match for with Corben Bone picking up this third assist.
The goal was the first for Walker, who has started in all eight games for the Orange and Blue. Walker, who played on two MLS Cup championship teams with the LA Galaxy, is the seventh FC Cincinnati player to be recognized this season on the USL Team of the Week.
In additional USL news, Sean Okoli’s SportsCenter Top 10 goal, recorded against Charlotte, was voted as the April Goal of the Month. The forward’s scissor-kick put-away earned 53 percent of the vote and will be in consideration for Goal of the Year, which will also be decided upon through fan voting.
May 10 – USL Team of the Week
GK – Greg Ranjitsingh, Louisville City FC: Ranjitsingh posted his second consecutive shutout as Louisville took a 2-0 win against Toronto FC II last Wednesday.
D – Kadin Chung, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Chung was strong at fullback and pulled off a highlight-reel move to create WFC2’s first goal in their 3-2 win against Tulsa.
D – Richard Dixon, Saint Louis FC: Dixon recorded an assist and was solid defensively as STLFC pushed its undefeated streak to five games with a 3-0 win against the Swope Park Rangers.
D – Emrah Klimenta, Sacramento Republic FC: Klimenta scored the opening goal in Republic FC’s 2-0 win on the road against the LA Galaxy II, and was solid defensively.
M – Yann Ekra, Charlotte Independence: Ekra put in a dominant performance in the center of the field as the Independence won their fourth consecutive game by defeating FC Montreal.
M – Robbie Lovejoy, Rio Grande Valley FC: Lovejoy scored twice, including a stoppage-time game-winner, as the Toros took a thrilling 3-2 win against San Antonio FC.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Rochester Rhinos: Forbes scored his side’s second goal in a 3-2 win against Charleston, and was dangerous throughout the game.
M – Kenney Walker, FC Cincinnati: Walker put in a strong overall performance and scored a blistering finish to lead Cincinnati to a 3-1 win against Orlando City B.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Ochoa scored four goals in two games, leading Tulsa to the brink of victory in Vancouver, and then the side’s second win of the season in Seattle.
F – Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II: McBean continued his hot streak with a hat trick in the Galaxy II’s 3-2 victory against Colorado Springs last Wednesday night.
F – Neco Brett, Portland Timbers 2: Brett scored his first two professional goals as T2 took a 3-1 victory against Real Monarchs SLC.
Bench: Kendall McIntosh (POR), Braeden Troyer (RIC), Kianz Froese (VAN), Derrick Etienne Jr. (NY), Saeed Robinson (COS), Caleb Calvert (CLT), Steevan Dos Santos (ROC)