CINCINNATI – Jimmy McLaughlin (Malvern, PA) tucked away the game-winning goal in FC Cincinnati’s 1-0 win over Bethlehem Steel FC last week and was named to the USL Team of the Week for the third time this season.
McLaughlin’s goal, his fourth of the year, came off a corner kick. Corben Bone initiated the action and connected with Omar Cummings, who headed the ball towards the goal. McLaughlin, making a run across the box, directed the pass into the net. It was the third game-winning tally for the midfielder, who now has 10 points on four goals and two assists.
The Orange and Blue have 14 second-half goals and are tied for seventh in the USL with 22 goals scored.
Tyler Polak (Lincoln, NE) was recognized for the first time this year after helping FCC notch its fourth shutout of the year. Polak and the FCC defense limited Steel FC to two shots on goal.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Callum Irving, Rio Grande Valley FC: Irving saved one penalty kick as part of a four-save shutout to earn the Toros a point on the road against OKC Energy FC.
D – Mike Da Fonte, Sacramento Republic FC: Da Fonte scored the game-winning goal as Republic FC grabbed a 2-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2.
D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic earned selection for a second consecutive week as he helped the Rangers’ defense shut out Saint Louis FC in a 1-0 victory.
D – Taylor Mueller, Charleston Battery: Mueller scored the opening goal and was solid defensively as the Battery won their third consecutive game by defeating Richmond.
D – Brett Levis, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Levis scored a dramatic game-winner as WFC2 took a 2-1 victory against Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday night.
M – Stefan Defregger, Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Defregger recorded assists on all three of the Hammerheads’ goals as they defeated Toronto FC II 3-0.
M – Jimmy McLaughlin, FC Cincinnati: McLaughlin notched the game-winner as Cincinnati took its second win of the season against Bethlehem Steel FC.
M – Michael Reed, San Antonio FC: Reed scored the opening goal as San Antonio took a 2-1 victory on the road against Tulsa on Sunday night.
F – Michael Cox, Orlando City B: Cox found the equalizer for OCB as it earned a 1-1 draw with Charlotte to remain in the top eight in the Eastern Conference.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Ochoa recorded a goal and two assists to lead the Roughnecks to a 3-2 win against Arizona United SC in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3.
F – Long Tan, Arizona United SC: Tan gave Arizona a chance at continuing its undefeated streak in Tulsa with a pair of good goals as the side succumbed 3-2 to the Roughnecks.
Bench: Ryan Meara (NY), Jordan Burt (COS), Kenardo Forbes (ROC), Carlos Alvarez (SA), Tyler Polak (CIN), Heviel Cordoves (CHS), Adonis Amaya (LA)