ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 4, 2017) -- Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Michael Nanchoff has earned a spot in the United Soccer League's Team of the Week, announced by the league Tuesday.
Nanchoff had two assists in the Rowdies' 4-0 win over Toronto FC II last weekend, leading to selection. He is the first Rowdies player to earn a spot in the Team of the Week this season, though Georgi Hristov received an honorable mention last week and was named to the bench.
The full Team of the Week is below.
GK – Kendall McIntosh, Portland Timbers 2: McIntosh recorded 13 saves across two contests, a number of which were highlight-reel material, as T2 visited Swope Park and Seattle.
D – Forrest Lasso, Charleston Battery: Lasso recorded his second goal in as many games, and helped the Battery record their first shutout in a 2-0 win against Charlotte.
D – Brenton Griffiths, Reno 1868 FC: Griffiths scored the first goal in Reno’s history and led the side defensively as it earned its first point in a 1-1 draw with Vancouver.
D – James Musa, Swope Park Rangers: Musa was solid throughout, recording eight clearances and four interceptions, as the Rangers took a 1-0 win against Portland.
M – Michael Nanchoff, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Nanchoff recorded two assists and also hit the crossbar as Tampa Bay defeated Toronto FC II 4-0.
M – Billy Forbes, San Antonio FC: Forbes had a goal and assist as San Antonio took a second consecutive win to start the season by defeating the LA Galaxy II 3-0.
M – George Davis IV, Louisville City FC: Davis had a goal and assist in a strong all-around performance that led Louisville to a victory against Orlando.
M – Chase Minter, Real Monarchs SLC: Minter created two chances and earned the penalty kick that put the Monarchs ahead in a 2-0 victory against Phoenix.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Sacramento Republic FC: Ochoa scored a pair of goals on three shots on goal as Sacramento took a 4-0 victory against Orange County.
F – Christian Volesky, Saint Louis FC: Volesky recorded a goal and assist, and also played a key role in Saint Louis’ late game-winner, in a 3-2 win against Ottawa.
F – Wilson Kneeshaw, Sacramento Republic FC: Kneeshaw had a goal and assist and provided a consistent treat to Orange County’s defense with his speed in a 4-0 win.
Bench: Tyler Miller (SEA), Wal Fall (ROC), Adam Moffat (SAC), Vincent Bezecourt (NY), Djiby Fall (CIN), Romario Williams (CHS), Seyi Adekoya (SEA)