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Louisville City's Rasmussen, Dacres Named to USL Team of The Week

September 20, 2016 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Louisville City FC News Release

Louisville City's Rasmussen, Dacres Named to USL Team of the Week
Louisville City's Rasmussen, Dacres Named to USL Team of the Week
(Louisville City FC)

Two goal scorers from last Saturday's 5-1 Louisville City FC win over Saint Louis FC were honored Tuesday by the United Soccer League.

Midfielder Magnus Rasmussen, who recorded a brace with a pair of second half goals, made the USL Team of the Week's top 11. Winger Kadeem Dacres filled out the reserves thanks to an equalizer in the 38th minute.

Rasmussen netted his second and third goals of the season on the road, now a staple in coach James O'Connor's lineup. LouCity's top returning scorer from 2015 was slow to return from offseason hip surgery before named a starter on Aug. 27. The club has won all four of its games since then.

Dacres, another second-year LouCity star, ended his scoring slump when fed off a corner kick against Saint Louis. It was his first goal since May 14 during another win over Louisville's Kings' Cup rival. Dacres also absorbed tackles Saturday that led to Saint Louis yellow and red cards, plus dribbled two shots just wide of the post.

The latest USL Team of the Week also included former LouCity midfielder Charlie Adams, now with Real Monarchs SLC. Adams scored the game-winner and registered an assist in his club's most-recent win.

Second in the USL's Eastern Conference standings, LouCity has cemented a No. 2 playoff spot and home postseason game on Oct. 2. First, the club finishes its regular season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Charlotte Independence at Louisville Slugger Field.

USL Team of the Week

GK - Clement Diop, LA Galaxy II: Diop recorded an eight-save shutout to lead Los Dos to a 1-0 win against Rio Grande Valley FC that clinched a place in the playoffs.

D - Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic led a strong defensive display for SPR as they earned a 3-0 victory on the road against OKC Energy FC on Sunday.

D - Harrison Delbridge, FC Cincinnati : Delbridge played the full game in both of FCC's shutouts last week as the side clinched the No. 3 seed in Eastern Conference.

D - Vasilis Apostolopoulos, Rochester Rhinos: Apostolopoulos was solid at the back as the Rhinos took a 1-0 win on the road against the Charlotte Independence.

M - Luke Rooney, Arizona United SC: Rooney had a goal and assist as Arizona rallied to defeat Real Monarchs SLC 3-2 on Saturday night.

M - Charlie Adams, Real Monarchs SLC: Adams scored the game-winner, and also added an assist, as the Monarchs defeated San Antonio FC 2-0 last Wednesday.

M - Maikel Chang, Charleston Battery: Chang scored the game-winner as the Battery took a 2-1 comeback victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday.

M - Magnus Rasmussen, Louisville City FC: Rasmussen earned a second consecutive selection as his two goals helped lead City to a 5-1 win against Saint Louis.

F - Brandon Allen, New York Red Bulls II: Allen scored a goal and added two assists as the Red Bulls II took a 4-0 win against FC Montreal on Saturday night.

F - Mark Anthony Gonzalez, Swope Park Rangers: Gonzalez had a goal and assist as SPR clinched a playoff berth with a 3-0 win on the road against OKC Energy FC.

F - Villyan Bijev, Portland Timbers 2: Bijev had one goal and two assists to lead T2 to a pair of wins, and move into a tie for the league lead in assists with nine on the season.

Bench: Alex Tambakis (CHS), Kadeem Dacres (LOU), Florian Valot (NY), Ariel Lassiter (LA), Pedro Baez (SLC), Franck Tayou (SA), Neco Brett (POR).





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Louisville City's Rasmussen, Dacres Named to USL Team of the Week
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Louisville City's Rasmussen, Dacres Named to USL Team of the Week
Louisville City's Rasmussen, Dacres Named to USL Team of the Week

 

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