TAMPA, Fla. - USL League One announced on Monday the Team of the Week Presented by Cleer Audio for Week 26 of the 2021 regular season, with Union Omaha forward Evan Conway named Player of the Week after scoring a hat trick in his team’s 4-0 away win against South Georgia Tormenta FC on Friday night.
Conway opened the scoring in the sixth minute, then doubled his tally five minutes before halftime to give Omaha a cushion headed into the break. He rounded off an excellent performance by bagging his side’s fourth goal of the game in the 71st minute, bringing his season’s total to six goals.
Omaha’s dominant victory sees the side lead all clubs with three players represented in this week’s Team of the Week.
GK - Akira Fitzgerald, Richmond Kickers: Fitzgerald backstopped the Kickers with a six-save shutout in a crucial 1-0 win against Chattanooga on Saturday as Richmond continued its push to the postseason.
D - Kobe Franklin, Toronto FC II:
Franklin created an incredible nine chances in Toronto’s 3-0 victory over North Carolina on Friday, two of which turned into assists while another was headed off the woodwork, leading to the third goal.
D - Collin Verfurth, New England Revolution II:
Verfurth was a key figure in New England’s shutout home win against Forward Madison FC, winning all seven of his duels and making eight clearances to go with two tackles.
D - Abdi Mohamed, Greenville Triumph SC:
Mohamed created four chances and won all four of his duels as Greenville grabbed a shutout win against Fort Lauderdale CF.
D - Luca Petrasso, Toronto FC II:
Petrasso created three chances, scored a goal and won six duels in the Young Reds’ comfortable win against North Carolina.
M - Devin Boyce, Union Omaha:
Boyce bagged a trio of assists, becoming only the third League One player in its history to do so in a single game, in an excellent creative performance as Omaha trounced Tormenta FC.
M - Aaron Molloy, Forward Madison FC:
Even in defeat, Molloy was sensational, leading all players in Madison’s away loss to New England in tackles (seven), fouls drawn (five) and duels won (17).
M - Tobias Otieno, Union Omaha:
Otieno registered an assist, won 6 of 8 duels and made eight recoveries to help Omaha cruise to a comfortable win in south Georgia.
F - Evan Conway, Union Omaha:
In addition to his hat trick against Tormenta, Conway created two chances and won 6 of 8 duels.
F - Kalil ElMedkhar, North Texas SC:
ElMedkhar scored North Texas’ opening goal in its 2-0 away win against FC Tucson on Saturday night, and also created two chances.
F - Emiliano Terzaghi, Richmond Kickers:
The Golden Boot leader was once again the difference maker on the scoresheet for Richmond, scoring the only goal in the Kickers’ 1-0 win against Chattanooga in the 52nd minute.