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San Antonio FC Midfielder Cristian Parano Named to USL Championship Team of the Week

September 17, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - San Antonio FC News Release

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio FC midfielder Cristian Parano was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week, the league announced today. Parano recorded two assists in the 3-1 home victory over OKC Energy FC last Saturday.

Parano earns the honor after his 90-minute performance where he set up goals for teammates Rafa Castillo and Frank Lopez en route to a key home victory over their Western Conference rivals. Parano's five assists are now tied for the most on the SAFC roster alongside Walter Restrepo. Parano also added five key passes -- which were a game-high - along with two shots, 10 successful dribbles and an 87.2% passing accuracy.

The Team of the Week honor comes on the heels of Parano winning two Player of the Week awards during the month of August. Parano finished second in Player of the Month voting after scoring five goals, recording two assists and adding 15 chances created in four August matches.

The full USL Team of the Week:

GK - Chris Hubbard, Louisville City FC

D - Brent Richards, Reno 1868 FC

D - Austin Ledbetter, Phoenix Rising FC

D - Jaylin Lindsey, Swope Park Rangers

M - Ayoze, Indy Eleven

M - Jared Stroud, New York Red Bulls II

M - Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

M - Cristian Parano, San Antonio FC

F - Daniel Musovski, Reno 1868 FC

F - Douglas Martinez, Real Monarchs SLC

F - Devon Sandoval, New Mexico United

Bench: Eric Dick (SPR), Manny Padilla (NM), Aodhan Quinn (OC), Preston Tabor Etaka (LV), Darek Formella (SAC), Junior Flemmings (PHX), Tyler Blackwood (STL)

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