LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In just 197 minutes of regular season action, Louisville City FC goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh has allowed just one goal — a penalty kick in his first minute of action. For his services to the table-topping LouCity (5-1-2, 17 points), Ranjitsingh has been named to the USL Team of the Week as goalkeeper for Week 7, the league announced on Tuesday.
“It’s great to receive the individual honor,” Ranjitsingh said. “The shutouts are a team effort. That’s never something I’ll take credit for, because it takes 11 guys to do their jobs well to get that result. i couldn’t be happier with how the team is playing right now.”
The 6-foot-2 shotstopper sealed a scoreless draw at Bethlehem Steel last Sunday before taking all three points at Toronto FC II on Wednesday via a 2-0 victory. All in all, Ranjitsingh has concreted five points in three matches since stepping into goal.
Ranjitsingh is Louisville City’s seventh Team of the Week selection in 2016. He joins Scott Goodwin, who earned Team of the Week in Week 1, as a LouCity goalkeeper to earn the honor.
In his first start of the 2016 season, Ranjitsingh came up huge early on, after a Steel through ball snuck past the LouCity back four. Ranjitsingh came off his line in a diving effort to deny Bethlehem an early goal. The keeper came up big again in the 90th minute after a softly struck Bethlehem shot lingered around the penalty area before Ranjitsingh picked it up and ended any chance of a Steel goal.
In his hometown of Toronto, Ranjitsingh came up huge in the 36th minute with a diving save off of a TFC II free kick. He sprawled to his right and clutched the well-placed shot.
In his rookie season, Ranjitsingh started one regular season match against the Charleston Battery on September 12. Ranjitsingh got his first start for Louisville City on May 20 versus Lansing United in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.
The Canadian out of Mercer University made several key saves to preserve the clean sheet and help Louisville City FC advance with a 1-0 win. The goalkeeper played in the second half of Louisville City’s 3-1 win over Orlando City SC on August 25, and allowed just one goal.
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)
LouCity will renew its Kings Cup rivalry with Saint Louis FC on May 14 (7:30 p.m. | TICKETS) and the Club’s second-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Bellarmine University on May 18 (7 p.m. | TICKETS).
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