Gbeke and Knight in Team of the Week


By Simon Fudge/whitecapsfc.com

Vancouver Whitecaps striker Charles Gbeke and right fullback Wes Knight have both been named in the same USL First Division Team of the Week for the third time this season.

The pair made the Week 22 squad following their efforts during Vancouver's two matches last week. Both Gbeke and Knight were also part of the weekly all-star teams in Weeks Five and 10.

Gbeke - who was also named USL-1 Player of the Week in Week 20 - made the league's latest team after scoring two goals in last Wednesday's 3-2 home win over Austin Aztex. Knight, meanwhile, earned his spot in the all-star XI after setting up Marcus Haber's goal during Friday's 1-1 draw at Minnesota Thunder. It was the rookie defender/midfielder's league-leading eighth assist of the season.

The Week 22 squad also includes Puerto Rico Islanders goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, defenders Stephen Keel (Portland Timbers) and Adam Braz (Montreal Impact), and former Whitecaps left fullback Steve Kindel (Rochester Rhinos).

Three midfielders in Leo Inacio Nunes (Miami FC Blues), Lawrence Olum (Minnesota Thunder), and Leonardo Di Lorenzo (Montreal Impact) were chosen, as well as Montreal striker Roberto Brown. Rochester forward Errol McFarlane is the USL-1 Player of the Week for Week 22 following his two goals in the Rhinos' 2-1 victory at Portland Timbers.