ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 17, 2017) — Tampa Bay Rowdies defender Darnell King was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 30 on Tuesday afternoon.
King helped the Rowdies to a shutout win on the road against Orlando City B on Thursday night and played his role on the offensive end as well.
The full USL Team of the Week is below.
GK – Odisnel Cooper, Charleston Battery: Cooper recorded a four-save shutout to earn the Battery the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0 victory on the road in the Southern Derby against the Charlotte Independence.
D – Jordan Burt, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Burt scored a goal either side of halftime to help the Switchbacks rally to a 4-2 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in their final game of the regular season.
D – Tarek Morad, Louisville City FC: Morad scored his first goal of the season and put in a good defensive performance with three tackles and two clearances to help Louisville claim a 3-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers.
D – Darnell King, Tampa Bay Rowdies: King put in a strong two-way performance in the Rowdies’ 2-0 win against Orlando City B, creating two chances, winning nine of 11 duels and recording three tackles.
M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC: Velasquez scored what proved to be the game-winning goal for the Monarchs in a 2-1 win against the LA Galaxy II and completed 43 of 48 passes while winning 6 of 9 duels.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Rochester Rhinos: Forbes recorded a goal and assist, as the Rhinos took a pair of victories over the week to earn the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
M – Kenney Walker, FC Cincinnati: Walker recorded one goal, one assist and also helped set up the game-winning goal, as Cincinnati rallied to take a 4-3 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday night and the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.
M – Kevaughn Frater, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Frater scored a pair of goals, including an outstanding free kick, to help the Switchbacks rally to a 4-2 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night.
F – Jose Angulo, OKC Energy FC: Angulo had a goal and two assists, as Energy FC ran its winning streak to four games and claimed the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference with a 3-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Sunday night.
F – Didier Drogba, Phoenix Rising FC: Drogba scored an outstanding goal and provided the assist on another by Chris Cortez, as Phoenix closed the regular season with a victory against Portland.
F – Ever Guzman, San Antonio FC: Guzman had three goals and one assist, as SAFC closed out its regular season with two victories to claim the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference for the USL Cup Playoffs.
Bench: Evan Newton (SAC), Mark-Anthony Kaye (LOU), Shaan Hundal (TOR), Jochen Graf (ROC), Brent Richards (RNO), Sammy Ochoa (SAC), Irvin Parra (OC)