Goalkeeper David Ochoa earned a spot on the USL Championship Team of the Week for the third time in the 2019 season. The 18-year-old put a stop to six of the seven shots Fresno FC put on target last Friday to help keep Real Monarchs level and walk away from Chukchansi Park with a point in hand. Ochoa came up big more than once, including a diving save to pick the ball out of the air from a shot taken at distance, and again to reach the low far-post, keeping the Monarchs net safe.
See below for the full list of Week 24 Team of the Week players:
USL Championship Team of the Week
GK – David Ochoa, Real Monarchs SLC: Ochoa recorded six saves to keep the Monarchs in the game as they earned a 1-1 draw on the road against Fresno FC on Friday night.
D – Drew Beckie, El Paso Locomotive FC: Beckie won 7 of 7 duels, completed 42 of 45 passes and made six recoveries and five clearances as 10-man Locomotive FC earned a shutout victory against Tacoma.
D – Taylor Washington, Nashville SC: Washington completed 5 of 8 crosses, had eight chances created and one assist and completed 37 of 43 passes overall in Nashville’s 3-1 road victory against Charlotte.
D – Mustapha Dumbuya, Phoenix Rising FC: Dumbuya scored his first goal for Rising FC, won 5 of 6 duels and 3 of 4 tackles that included multiple crucial interventions in Phoenix’s 4-2 victory against Reno 1868 FC.
M – Harry Forrester, Orange County SC: Forrester made 12 recoveries, won 13 of 19 duels and 5 of 5 tackles while also recording one assist and completing 55 of 71 passes in Orange County’s 3-0 win against Las Vegas.
M – Daniel Johnson, Birmingham Legion FC: Johnson scored a 90th-minute game-winner after coming on as a second-half substitute, while also completing 2 of 2 dribbles, 7 of 10 passes and winning 5 of 7 duels.
M – Christiano Francois, Ottawa Fury FC: Francois had one goal and one assist, completed 3 of 5 dribbles and had five shots overall as Fury FC took a 3-1 victory against Loudoun United FC on Saturday night.
M – Dre Fortune, North Carolina FC: Fortune had two goals and one assist and completed 64 of 67 passes in NCFC’s 5-0 victory against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday night.
F – Kleber, Austin Bold FC: Kleber recorded two goals and one assist on two shots and one key pass while completing 37 of 47 passes overall in Bold FC’s 5-1 win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night.
F – Thomas Enevoldsen, Sacramento Republic FC: Enevoldsen made his mark in his debut for Republic FC, scoring a pair of goals on five shots overall and completing 26 of 36 passes.
F – Christian Eissele, OKC Energy FC: Eissele scored twice, had seven shots overall and completed 25 of 28 passes as Energy FC rallied from a one-goal deficit to take a 4-2 win against the Portland Timbers 2 on Friday night.
Bench: Bobby Shuttleworth (SAC), Paddy Barrett (IND), Joe Greenspan (PIT), George Davis IV (LOU), Daniel Rios (NSH), Solomon Asante (PHX), Donovan Ewolo (NC)