LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the midst of a four-game unbeaten run, Louisville City FC (4-1-2, 14 points) central defender Conor Shanosky earned USL Team of the Week honors for scoring the equalizing goal in the Club’s 2-2 draw against Pittsburgh Riverhounds on April 27 at Slugger Field. The league-wide weekly honor is the first for Shanosky in 2016 and the first-place Club’s sixth of the season.
“I think it’s good for the team,” Shanosky said. “We’re on a good little run here with so many road games, including (Wednesday) against Toronto FC II. The results are our focus, and the next game is most important. We have a good chemistry and its showing.
“It’s nice to pick up individual accolades as a defender. I’m always OK with our attackers scoring and getting honors, but it’s nice to be recognized for not only keeping goals out, but scoring too.”
In 31 games played for LouCity, Shanosky scored the most goals of any Louisville City defensive player with four.
The 6-foot-4 center back signed a professional contract with D.C. United on August 13, 2010, after having previously signed to play soccer for George Mason University. He was one of four players to sign homegrown player contracts with D.C. United from their academy system.
USL Team of the Week
GK – John McCarthy, Bethlehem Steel FC: McCarthy recorded a seven-save shutout as the Steel held the highest-scoring team in the USL, Louisville, to a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
D – Alex Lee, Richmond Kickers: Lee put in a solid performance as the Kickers earned a 1-0 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday.
D – Conor Shanosky, Louisville City FC: Shanosky scored the equalizer as Louisville rallied while down to 10 men for a 2-2 draw against Pittsburgh in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3.
D – Marco Farfan, Portland Timbers 2: The academy standout continued his impressive start to the season as he limited Arizona’s chances down his flank, and was decisive in challenges.
M – Pavle Popara, Orange County Blues FC: Popara capped a solid all-around performance for the Blues with the only goal in their 1-0 win on the road in Sacramento.
M – Enzo Martinez, Charlotte Independence: Martinez scored in his third consecutive game, and helped win the battle for Charlotte in midfield as it handed New York its first loss of the season.
M – Ben McKendry, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: McKendry’s outstanding goal from 35 yards led WFC2 to a comeback win against Swope Park as WFC2 maintained its undefeated record.
M – Rafael Castillo, San Antonio FC: The Colombian scored a spectacular game-winning goal, and was influential throughout, as San Antonio took its first home win in club history.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Rochester Rhinos: Forbes scored the opening goal, and was the focal point when the Rhinos looked to move forward in a 2-1 win against Harrisburg.
F – Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II: The Galaxy II’s captain scored his sixth goal of the season to help Los Dos earn a 2-0 win on the road against Rio Grande Valley FC.
F – Romeo Parkes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Parkes scored in both of the Riverhounds’ outings as they earned draws on the road against Louisville and Charleston.
Bench: Clement Diop (LA), Bilal Duckett (CLT), Alphonso Davies (VAN), Justin Portillo (CHS), Sam Garza (AZ), Jordan Rideout (OKC), Michael Cox (ORL)
On Wednesday, Louisville City returns to action at Toronto FC II (7:30 p.m. | MATCH CENTER). The game will be LouCity’s third in just seven days.
LouCity’s next home game is a showdown with regional-rival Saint Louis FC on May 14 (7:30 p.m. |TICKETS).
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