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Poku Named to Championship Team of the Week

August 28, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tampa Bay Rowdies News Release

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Kwadwo Poku was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week on Tuesday for the first time this season.

Poku scored twice in Tampa Bay's 5-0 win over Memphis 901 FC on Saturday night and completed a game-high 92.5 percent of his passes in a masterful performance.

Additionally, forward Malik Johnson earned an honorable mention on the Team of the Week bench after scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists.

The full Team of the Week is below.

GK - Thomas Olsen, Las Vegas Lights FC: Olsen recorded a five-save shutout and was also sharp in his distribution as he completed 28 of 34 passes in Lights FC's 1-0 win against the Portland Timbers 2.

D - Kyle Duncan, New York Red Bulls II: Duncan recorded the game-winning goal - his first as a professional - and an assist in New York's win against Nashville and completed 84 of 110 passes over two games for the week.

D - Ken Tribbett, Nashville SC: Tribbett recorded one goal and one assist over two contests while also winning 15 of 23 duels and 8 of 12 aerials to help Nashville remain in the top three in the Eastern Conference.

D - Ramon Martin Del Campo, Fresno FC: Del Campo scored a late game-winner against Colorado Springs to cap a performance in which he also won 7 of 9 duels and 6 of 7 aerials and completed 16 of 21 passes.

D - Carl Haworth, Ottawa Fury FC: Haworth scored the opening goal in Ottawa's victory against Saint Louis on his fourth free kick finish of the season while also completing 47 of 59 passes and winning 5 of 8 duels.

M - Cristian Parano, San Antonio FC: Parano recorded two goals, two assists, five chances created and completed 36 of 42 passes as San Antonio defeated New Mexico United 5-0 at Toyota Field.

M - Kwadwo Poku, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Poku scored twice in Tampa Bay's victory against Memphis on Saturday and over two games for the week completed 96 of 108 passes and completed 7 of 8 dribbles.

M - Drew Conner, Indy Eleven: Conner scored a pair of goals in his first start for the Eleven on Sunday against Charlotte while completing 42 of 44 passes and recording two key passes.

M - Jared Stroud, New York Red Bulls II: Stroud scored in each contest as the Red Bulls II swept a pair of road games against Nashville SC and the Swope Park Rangers while also recording four chances created.

M - Steven Miller, North Carolina FC: Miller had a pair of goals and made seven recoveries in NCFC's midweek win against Tampa Bay, and completed 34 of 46 passes across two games for the week.

F - Wojciech Wojcik, Hartford Athletic: Wojcik came off the bench and lead Hartford's rally with two goals, including a late game-winner, while also completing 9 of 10 passes in the side's victory against Atlanta.

Bench: Kyle Morton (PIT), Oscar Jimenez (LOU), Eric Bird (RGV), Malik Johnson (TBR), Rafael Garcia (OKC), Aodhan Quinn (OC), Prosper Kasim (BHM)

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