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Goal scorer Williams named to USL Team of the Week

By LouCity Communications, 09/29/20, 1:30PM EDT

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He headed in a game winner as the boys in purple clinched their No. 1 seed.


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Midfielder Devon “Speedy” Williams, whose headed goal last weekend at Saint Louis FC made the difference in a 1-0 victory, was on Tuesday recognized on the USL Championship’s Team of the Week.

Williams finished off a 44th-minute curling corner kick from Oscar Jimenez to notch his career-high fourth goal of the 2020 season. In doing so, LouCity also extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games and clinched a No. 1 playoff seed.

A 28-year-old from Jamaica, Williams also completed all but seven of his 62 passes in the away win. On the season, Williams’ 904 passes are most of any USL player as he leads distribution from the central midfield.

USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 14

GK – Cody Laurendi, OKC Energy FC: Laurendi marked his 100th appearance for Energy FC with a five-save shutout, including a penalty kick save late in the first half, as OKC earned a 0-0 draw with Austin Bold FC on Sunday.

D – Sean McFarlane, Austin Bold FC: McFarlane helped Bold FC record back-to-back shutouts over the week, winning 16 of 29 duels and recording three interceptions and three clearances while notching an assist and four chances created in attack.

D – Dekel Keinan, Sacramento Republic FC: Keinan scored the equalizer for Republic FC in its 1-1 draw on the road against Reno 1868 FC, completed 27 of 33 passes and won 10 of 11 duels defensively in a solid all-around performance.

D – Ayoze, Indy Eleven: Ayoze recorded one assist and five key passes, won 6 of 7 duels and made six recoveries while also completing 59 of 67 passes during Indy’s 1-1 draw with Saint Louis FC on Wednesday night.

M – Eric Bird, FC Tulsa: Bird scored the stoppage-time game-winner in Tulsa’s 1-0 victory against San Antonio FC on Saturday night and completed 38 of 49 passes overall while winning 6 of 9 duels in a strong midfield display.

M – Speedy Williams, Louisville City FC: Williams scored the lone goal of the game, completed 55 of 62 passes, recorded two interceptions and eight recoveries and won 5 of 8 duels in LouCity’s 1-0 victory against Saint Louis FC on Saturday night.

M – Jack McGlynn, Philadelphia Union II: McGlynn notched three goals across two games, including the equalizer in his side’s 1-1 draw against Hartford Athletic last Wednesday night at Dillon Stadium, and completed 68 of 86 passes overall.

M – Jorge Gonzalez, Portland Timbers 2: Gonzalez scored twice as T2 took a 3-1 win against Tacoma Defiance, while also putting three of his five total shots on target and completing 24 of 33 passes overall last Thursday night.

F – Omar Sowe, New York Red Bulls II: Sowe scored twice in New York’s 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Union II and recorded 10 chances created across the Red Bulls II’s two games against Atlanta and Philadelphia.

F – Cal Jennings, Memphis 901 FC: Jennings scored twice to lead Memphis to a 3-1 victory against the Charlotte Independence, while also winning 3 of 5 aerial duels and recording four shots on goal and six shots overall.

F – Amir Bashti, Atlanta United 2: Bashti had one goal and one assist, recorded four shots overall, three shots on target and two key passes while also completing 14 of 21 passes overall in Atlanta’s victory against the New York Red Bulls II.

Bench: Cody Mizell (NM), Mauricio Cuevas (LA), Dre Fortune (NC), Junior Sandoval (LV), Rufat Dadashov (PHX), Sebastian Guenzatti (TBR), Jackson Conway (ATL).


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