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Schäfer Named To USL Team of the Week

By Rowdies Communications, 08/08/17, 1:30PM EDT


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (August 8, 2017) — Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Marcel Schäfer has been named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week.

Schäfer had two assists in the Rowdies' 3-0 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday night. He now leads the team with six assists.

This is his first Team of the Week selection.

The full Team of the Week is below.

GK – Moise Pouaty, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Pouaty recorded a pair of penalty-kick saves and conceded only an own goal late, as the Switchbacks defeated the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday.

D – Julian Dunn, Toronto FC II: Dunn shone in TFC II’s shutout victory against the Charleston Battery, recording five tackles, three interceptions and five clearances.

D – Kyle Hyland, OKC Energy FC: Hyland played a key role in two Energy FC shutout victories over the week, as he made four tackles, six interceptions and six clearances over the two performances.

D – Zach Carroll, Orlando City B: Carroll completed 52 of 62 passes against Harrisburg last Wednesday and made nine clearances over two games, as OCB earned a pair of draws on the week.

M – Chris Nanco, Bethlehem Steel FC: Nanco scored the first goal in Steel FC’s comeback victory against Ottawa Fury FC on Saturday and also created three scoring chances in a solid all-around display.

M – Alex Dixon, OKC Energy FC: Dixon scored both goals as Energy FC took a 2-0 victory against Western Conference-leader Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday night.

M – Marcel Schäfer, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Schäfer recorded a pair of assists and completed 76 of 78 passes in the Rowdies’ 3-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday night.

M – Chris Wehan, Reno 1868 FC: Wehan had the game-winning goal and his league-leading ninth assist of the season, as Reno took a 3-2 victory on the road against Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

F – Kyle Murphy, Rio Grande Valley FC: Murphy recorded two goals and an assist as the Toros took four points from two games to conclude their trip to the Pacific Northwest.

F – Stefano Bonomo, New York Red Bulls II: Bonomo had a goal and assist to lead the Red Bulls II to their first regulation victory in club history against the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday afternoon.

F – Enzo Martinez, Charlotte Independence: Martinez’s first hat trick for the Independence led the side to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory against Louisville City FC.

Bench: Angelo Cavalluzzo (TOR), Neill Collins (TBR), Jeremy Hall (SAC), Alessandro Riggi (PHX), Kris Tyrpak (SA), Kyle Greig (CIN), Jose Angulo (OKC)