Marlon Hairston Named USL Player of the Week
Charlotte Independence defender Marlon Hairston has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the eighth week of the 2015 season after he recorded a goal and an assist to lead his side to a 3-0 victory against the Richmond Kickers on Friday.
Hairston earned 65 percent of the vote, which was conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Rodrigo Lopez finished second with 18 percent.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Alec Kann, Saint Louis FC: Recorded a six-save shutout as Saint Louis earned its first home victory in club history against Wilmington
D – Marlon Hairston, Charlotte Independence: Constant threat down the right, set up Charlotte’s opening goal, capped the win with a fine finish
D – Sam Fink, Saint Louis FC: Powerful header with eight minutes to go earned STL FC victory against Wilmington
D – Nemanja Vuković, Sacramento Republic FC: Scored the opening goal and helped limit Seattle’s attack admirably in a 3-0 win for Republic FC
D – Shawn Ferguson, Charleston Battery: Helped the Battery remain undefeated with a composed display as Pittsburgh managed only one shot on goal
M – Rodrigo Lopez, Sacramento Republic FC: Had a goal and an assist to lead Sacramento past S2, and back to the top of the Western Conference standings
M – Zach Prince, Charleston Battery: Excellent opening finish in Charleston’s 3-1 win against Pittsburgh, his third consecutive game with a goal
M – Enric Valles, Harrisburg City Islanders: Helped Harrisburg control the flow in midfield, and played a part in both goals in a 2-1 win against New York
F – Steevan dos Santos, Rochester Rhinos: Scored the stoppage-time winner as Rochester remained on top of the Eastern Conference standings by defeating TFC II
F – Kris Tyrpak, Austin Aztex: Had the opening goal and worked strongly to help the Aztex rally for a dramatic 3-2 win against Real Monarchs SLC
F – Ryan Finley, Charlotte Independence: Excellent finish to open the scoring, and also added an assist as Charlotte took an impressive 3-0 win against Richmond
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