After their incredible performances over Orange County SC and Phoenix Rising FC, Goalkeeper Andrew Putna and Midfielder Maikel Chang have been highlighted on the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 32. The two helped lift Real Monarchs SLC to its third consecutive playoff berth and locked in a critical win over the 2019 Regular Season winners.
Putna makes his first Team of the Week appearance, highlighting the spot in goal for the Top XI. Putna helped secure the back-to-back wins for the Monarchs with eight saves and a clean sheet across the two games. Chang makes his fifth appearance on the Team of the Week being featured on the bench after recording two goals in as many games with four out of eight shots on target.
See below for the full list of Week 32 Team of the Week Players:
USL Championship Team of the Week
GK – Andrew Putna, Real Monarchs SLC: Putna recorded eight saves and one shutout across two contests as the Monarchs took victory against Orange County SC and Phoenix Rising FC.
D – Forrest Lasso, Nashville SC: Lasso recorded 20 clearances, 10 recoveries, won 16 of 18 duels and 10 of 11 aerials across two outings as Nashville took victories against Louisville and North Carolina.
D – Onua Obasi, Ottawa Fury FC: Obasi recorded 20 recoveries, eight interceptions and won 22 of 33 duels to help Ottawa clinch a place in the playoffs with four points from two outings over the week.
D – George Campbell, ATL UTD 2: Campbell scored the opening goal, completed 64 of 71 passes and won 13 of 14 duels while recording 10 recoveries and four interceptions in Atlanta’s 5-2 victory against Bethlehem.
M – Magnus Rasmussen, Louisville City FC: Rasmussen scored a pair of goals on four shots and had two chances created as LouCity recorded an 8-3 victory against the Swope Park Rangers on Saturday night.
M – Dan Bedoya, Hartford Athletic: Bedoya had one goal and one assist, four chances created and completed 31 of 34 passes as the Athletic took a 4-0 victory on Wednesday night against Birmingham Legion FC.
M – Napo Matsoso, Louisville City FC: Matsoso scored once, won 11 of 13 duels and seven tackles, and completed 42 of 45 passes in Louisville’s 8-3 victory against Swope Park.
M – Lebo Moloto, Nashville SC: Moloto had one goal and one assist, completed 31 of 37 passes and recorded three chances created while winning 5 of 6 duels in Nashville’s 2-0 victory against North Carolina FC.
M – Walter Restrepo, San Antonio FC: Restrepo had two assists and six chances created, won 7 of 12 duels, made nine recoveries and completed 25 of 38 passes in San Antonio’s 4-3 victory against Portland.
F – Ever Guzman, San Antonio FC: Guzman recorded the first hat trick in San Antonio FC’s history to lead it to a 4-3 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Friday night that could prove key to its playoff hopes.
F – Alioune Ndour, Loudoun United FC: Ndour scored three goals in two games as Loudoun defeated Saint Louis FC and the Charleston Battery and recorded seven shots across the two victories.
Bench: Cody Cropper (HFD), Maikel Chang (SLC), Kevin Partida (RNO), Niall McCabe (LOU), Lewis Hilton (STL), Cameron Iwasa (SAC), Niki Jackson (CLT)