Obasi Selected to USL Championship Team of the Week: Obasi Se MÃÂ©rite Une Place Sur L'ÃÂ©quipe De La Semaine En Championnat USL
OTTAWA - Ottawa Fury FC defender Onua Obasi has been selected for the second week in a row to the USL Championship Team of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, following two excellent defensive performances from the Ottawa left-back in Week 32.
Obasi recorded 20 recoveries, eight interceptions and won 22 of 33 duels to help Ottawa clinch a place in the playoffs with four points from two outings over the week. In 1,358 minutes played this season, Obasi has been very strong defensively, recording 35 clearances and 33 interceptions.
Obasi and the Fury FC will look to maintain their recent momentum as they will be traveling to North Carolina to play against Charlotte Independence on Saturday, October 19, for their last game of the regular calendar (KO 7p.m.).
USL Championship Team of the Week
GK - Andrew Putna, Real Monarchs SLC: Putna recorded eight saves and one shutout across two contests as the Monarchs took victory against Orange County SC and Phoenix Rising FC.
D - Forrest Lasso, Nashville SC: Lasso recorded 20 clearances, 10 recoveries, won 16 of 18 duels and 10 of 11 aerials across two outings as Nashville took victories against Louisville and North Carolina.
D - Onua Obasi, Ottawa Fury FC: Obasi recorded 20 recoveries, eight interceptions and won 22 of 33 duels to help Ottawa clinch a place in the playoffs with four points from two outings over the week.
D - George Campbell, ATL UTD 2: Campbell scored the opening goal, completed 64 of 71 passes and won 13 of 14 duels while recording 10 recoveries and four interceptions in Atlanta's 5-2 victory against Bethlehem.
M - Magnus Rasmussen, Louisville City FC: Rasmussen scored a pair of goals on four shots and had two chances created as LouCity recorded an 8-3 victory against the Swope Park Rangers on Saturday night.
M - Dan Bedoya, Hartford Athletic: Bedoya had one goal and one assist, four chances created and completed 31 of 34 passes as the Athletic took a 4-0 victory on Wednesday night against Birmingham Legion FC.
M - Napo Matsoso, Louisville City FC: Matsoso scored once, won 11 of 13 duels and seven tackles, and completed 42 of 45 passes in Louisville's 8-3 victory against Swope Park.
M - Lebo Moloto, Nashville SC: Moloto had one goal and one assist, completed 31 of 37 passes and recorded three chances created while winning 5 of 6 duels in Nashville's 2-0 victory against North Carolina FC.
M - Walter Restrepo, San Antonio FC: Restrepo had two assists and six chances created, won 7 of 12 duels, made nine recoveries and completed 25 of 38 passes in San Antonio's 4-3 victory against Portland.
F - Ever Guzman, San Antonio FC: Guzman recorded the first hat trick in San Antonio FC's history to lead it to a 4-3 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Friday night that could prove key to its playoff hopes.
F - Alioune Ndour, Loudoun United FC: Ndour scored three goals in two games as Loudoun defeated Saint Louis FC and the Charleston Battery and recorded seven shots across the two victories.
Bench: Cody Cropper (HFD), Maikel Chang (SLC), Kevin Partida (RNO), Niall McCabe (LOU), Lewis Hilton (STL), Cameron Iwasa (SAC), Niki Jackson (CLT)
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United Soccer League Championship Stories from October 15, 2019
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