Big news keep coming in for Spencer Richey.
After a record-setting performance on Friday evening, the goalkeeper was one of four WFC2 players called up to the first team ahead of tonight's CONCACAF Champions League opener at Trinidad and Tobago side Central FC. (Watch the match live on whitecapsfc.com.)
Today, the USL named the Seattle native to the league's Team of the Week for his role in the 1-1 draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, where he collected nine saves to set a new WFC2 single-match record.
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Richey becomes the 12th WFC2 player to be selected for the weekly honour this season.
Whitecaps FC 2 head to Scottsdale for a meeting with Arizona United SC on Wednesday, August 3. Catch the livestream on whitecapsfc2.com, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Spencer Richey, Whitecaps FC 2: Richey set a franchise record with nine saves as WFC2 earned a 1-1 draw against Colorado Springs.
D – Taylor Hunter, Rio Grande Valley FC: Hunter helped the Toros defense limit a dangerous Sacramento attack in a 0-0 draw on Saturday night.
D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic helped the Rangers defense hold San Antonio to only two shots in the side’s 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
D – Cyprian Hedrick, OKC Energy FC: Hedrick put in a big performance as Energy FC held Saint Louis FC to only three shots on goal in a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
M – Maikel Chang, Charleston Battery: Chang had an assist for a second consecutive game to set up Heviel Cordoves’ equalizer in a 1-1 draw at FC Cincinnati.
M – Keegan Smith, Orlando City B: Smith capped a good all-around performance with a stoppage-time game-winner against Louisville on Saturday night.
M – Jackson Eskay, Richmond Kickers: Eskay’s first professional goal lifted Richmond in stoppage time to a 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls II.
M – Kevin Kerr, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Kerr scored the opening goal and was strong throughout as the Riverhounds took a 4-1 win at Wilmington.
F – Cristian Mata, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Mata scored both of the Roughnecks’ goals, including a stoppage-time winner, in a 2-1 victory against Arizona.
F – Shaan Hundal, Toronto FC II: Named to the USL 20 Under 20 list last week, Hundal scored twice to lead TFC II to a 3-2 win against Bethlehem on Sunday.
F – Trevin Caesar, Orange County Blues FC: Caesar had both goals as Orange County took a 2-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II in the I-405 Derby.
Bench: Matt Cardone (SA), Mikey Ambrose (ORL), Enzo Martinez (CLT), Omar Cummings (CIN), Raheem Edwards (TOR), Corey Hertzog (PGH), Mark Anthony Gonzalez (SPR)
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