From Reno 1868 FC Communications:
RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC players just keep reaping in league honors as two key pieces of Reno’s central attack were named to the USL’s Team of the Week on Tuesday.
Forward Dane Kelly, who scored his 60th career USL goal on Saturday, and midfielder Antoine Hoppenot were once again honored by the USL.
Kelly, who is also the USL’s Player of the Month, is the USL’s goal-scoring leader with 12 goals on the year and also displayed his passing touch last week during Reno’s back-to-back wins.
Kelly assisted Hoppenot in Saturday’s 2-0 win over rival Sacramento Republic FC before scoring a goal himself later in the match.
Hoppenot’s goal was his fourth since May 24th as the midfielder has been on fire from the forward spot next to Kelly.
Hoppenot also assisted Kelly in the 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley FC last week.
Kelly, Hoppenot and the rest of Reno 1868 FC are back in action Monday when they travel to face Real Monarchs SLC.
Reno 1868 FC will host a watch party at The Stage @ the Zone inside Harrah’s Reno at 6 p.m.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Greg Ranjitsingh, Louisville City FC: Ranjitsingh recorded back-to-back shutouts as Louisville earned victories against the Charlotte Independence at home and New York Red Bulls II on the road.
D – Onua Obasi, Ottawa Fury FC: Obasi had a dynamic two-way performance, leading Ottawa with 57 passes and three tackles and three interceptions in a 1-0 win against the Harrisburg City Islanders.
D – Kyle Hyland, OKC Energy FC: Hyland’s standout second-half goal put Energy FC ahead for good in a 3-2 midweek win against Phoenix Rising FC, and was also solid in a 0-0 draw against San Antonio FC.
D – Amadou Dia, Phoenix Rising FC: Dia had a strong debut for Rising FC, providing the assist on the opening goal by Didier Drogba and performing well up and down the left flank.
M – Richard Ballard, Louisville City FC: Ballard scored his first two league goals, including the game-winner against the Charlotte Independence, as Louisville won twice over the week.
M – Justin Portillo, Charleston Battery: Portillo scored the only goal, and was a strong presence in central midfield as the Battery defeated the Richmond Kickers 1-0 in the 60th all-time meeting between the clubs.
M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC: Velasquez recorded the assist on both goals as the Monarchs claimed their eighth consecutive victory with a 2-0 win against the Portland Timbers 2.
M – Antoine Hoppenot, Reno 1868 FC: Hoppenot record the game-winner against Sacramento Republic FC after having notched an assist in 1868 FC’s win against Rio Grande Valley FC earlier in the week.
F – Wojciech Wojcik, OKC Energy FC: Scored twice, including the game-winner, as Energy FC defeated Phoenix Rising FC 3-2 in the USL Game of the Week last Tuesday night.
F – Dane Kelly, Reno 1868 FC: Extended his goal-scoring streak to six games with goals against both Rio Grande Valley FC and Sacramento Republic FC as 1868 FC took a pair of wins.
F – Kevaughn Frater, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Recorded a pair of goals, including a 90th-minute game-winner, to lift the Switchbacks past the LA Galaxy II.