VANCOUVER, BC – Port Coquitlam's Kadin Chung has been named to the USL Team of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old was instrumental in the WFC2 come-from-behind 3-2 win this past Wednesday evening, joining the attack to spark the 'Caps rally.
Chung stole the show in the 67th minute with a crowd-pleasing move to initiate the comeback. Starting from the right edge of the box, the right back turned on the spin cycle to leave a pair of Tulsa defenders in the dust, then set up striker Kyle Greig for a header to tie the match.
Also honoured by the league this week is 20-year-old Kianz Froese. The first team midfielder was a constant threat and scored the 2-2 equalizing goal with five minutes remaining.
The 'Caps would score a last-minute winner to remain unbeaten on the season.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Greg Ranjitsingh, Louisville City FC: Ranjitsingh posted his second consecutive shutout as Louisville took a 2-0 win against Toronto FC II last Wednesday.
D – Kadin Chung, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Chung was strong at fullback and pulled off a highlight-reel move to create WFC2’s first goal in their 3-2 win against Tulsa.
D – Richard Dixon, Saint Louis FC: Dixon recorded an assist and was solid defensively as STLFC pushed its undefeated streak to five games with a 3-0 win against the Swope Park Rangers.
D – Emrah Klimenta, Sacramento Republic FC: Klimenta scored the opening goal in Republic FC’s 2-0 win on the road against the LA Galaxy II, and was solid defensively.
M – Yann Ekra, Charlotte Independence: Ekra put in a dominant performance in the center of the field as the Independence won their fourth consecutive game by defeating FC Montreal.
M – Robbie Lovejoy, Rio Grande Valley FC: Lovejoy scored twice, including a stoppage-time game-winner, as the Toros took a thrilling 3-2 win against San Antonio FC.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Rochester Rhinos: Forbes scored his side’s second goal in a 3-2 win against Charleston, and was dangerous throughout the game.
M – Kenney Walker, FC Cincinnati: Walker put in a strong overall performance and scored a blistering finish to lead Cincinnati to a 3-1 win against Orlando City B.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Ochoa scored four goals in two games, leading Tulsa to the brink of victory in Vancouver, and then the side’s second win of the season in Seattle.
F – Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II: McBean continued his hot streak with a hat trick in the Galaxy II’s 3-2 victory against Colorado Springs last Wednesday night.
F – Neco Brett, Portland Timbers 2: Brett scored his first two professional goals as T2 took a 3-1 victory against Real Monarchs SLC.
Bench: Kendall McIntosh (POR), Braeden Troyer (RIC), Kianz Froese (VAN), Derrick Etienne Jr. (NY), Saeed Robinson (COS), Caleb Calvert (CLT), Steevan Dos Santos (ROC)
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