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Hounds Neco Brett earns USL Player of the Week honors for 2nd time this season

Neco Brett takes home USL Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, while Hugh Roberts and Dan Lynd land on Team of Week. (Photo - Pittsburgh Riverhounds)

Hounds Neco Brett earns USL Player of the Week honors for 2nd time this season

It’s been quite a season for Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC forward Neco Brett.

The former Robert Morris University standout continues to stay in the race for the United Soccer League’s Golden Boot — as the league’s top goal scorer

Brett has now earned this honor in both Week 4 and now Week 21 of the 2018 season.

Brett scored three goals in two victories for Riverhounds SC, — picking up his 9th and 10th in win over Richmond (3-0 on Wednesday) and his 11th was the difference in a 1-0 win over Toronto FC II on Saturday. With the wins, Pittsburgh moved back into second place in the Eastern Conference standings.

RELATED: Brett’s Brace Leads Hounds to 3-0 Win Over Richmond (8/1/18)

RELATED: Brett’s Game Winner Bails Out Hounds vs Toronto FC II (8/4/18)

Brett received 50 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Phoenix Rising FC’s Chris Cortez finished second with 32 percent.

In addition, multiple Hounds players earned spots on the Team of the Week as defender Hugh Roberts also landed there for the second time this year and goalkeeper Dan Lynd was on the bench. Roberts won 21 of 25 duels and recorded five tackles, five interceptions and nine clearances, as the Hounds, with Lynd making timely saves, claimed a pair of shutout victories over the week.

The Hounds (now 11-3-7) will next play on Sunday, as they take on in-state USL rival, Bethlehem Steel FC.

 

HOUNDS NAMED TO TEAM OF THE WEEK
Neco Brett: Week 21 – August 7 (Player of the Week)
Hugh Roberts: Week 21 – August 7
Joe Greenspan: Week 17 – July 10
Kenardo Forbes: Week 16 – July 3
Hugh Roberts: Week 15 – June 26
Romeo Parkes: Week 10 – May 22
Jordan Dover: Week 9 – May 15
Neco Brett: Week 8 – May 8
Tobi Adewole: Week 7 – May 1
Thomas Vancaeyezeele: Week 6 – April 24
Tobi Adewole: Week 5 – April 17
Neco Brett: Week 4 – April 10 (Player of the Week)

 

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets including Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, and more. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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