RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski has been named the USL’s Player of the Week for week 31. The homegrown Quakes product posted nine saves in Reno’s 0-0 draw with El Paso Locomotive FC. Marcinkowski is on the USL Team of the Week for the third time in his career, and second time this season.
Marcinkowski’s shutout was his fourth of the season, and second in the last three matches. The nine goals move Marcinkowski into the team lead with 63 saves.
“I think the defense played really well in front of me,” Marcinkowski said after the draw. “I’m just trying to do my job.”
Marcinkowski is the third player this season to represent the club as USL Player of the Week. Brian Brown earned the honor in week two, and Danny Musovski earned it in week 28.
USL Championship Team of the Week
GK – JT Marcinkowski, Reno 1868 FC: Marcinkowski posted a nine-save shutout to earn 1868 FC a point in a 0-0 draw against El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday night.
D – Onua Obasi, Ottawa Fury FC: Obasi won 16 of 20 duels, went 8 of 8 in aerial duels and made 12 recoveries as Fury FC earned a 1-0 victory against Indy Eleven last Wednesday night.
D – Chiro N’Toko, El Paso Locomotive FC: N’Toko scored once, completed 58 of 59 passes, won 4 of 5 duels and made four recoveries as Locomotive FC took victory against Fresno FC last Wednesday night.
D – Abdoulie Mansallay, Charlotte Independence: Mansally recorded one assist, had four chances created, made nine recoveries and completed 27 of 36 passes as the Independence defeated Bethlehem.
M – Harry Forrester, Orange County SC: Forrester scored once, completed 40 of 49 passes and 4 of 5 dribbles, won 9 of 14 duels and 2 of 3 tackles as Orange County took a 2-0 win against OKC Energy FC.
M – Gordon Wild, Loudoun United FC: Wild had one goal on five shots, recorded three key passes and completed 3 of 5 crosses as Loudoun took victory on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
M – Jose Aguinaga, Phoenix Rising FC: Aguinaga had one goal, two assists, six chances created and completed 43 of 51 passes in Rising FC’s 5-3 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday.
M – Irvin Parra, Las Vegas Lights FC: Parra scored a pair of goals to lead Las Vegas to a 4-2 victory against San Antonio FC on Saturday night that kept Lights FC’s playoff chances alive.
F – Thomas Enevoldsen, Sacramento Republic FC: Enevoldsen had two goals and one assist for the week, including a goal and assist in Republic FC’s 3-2 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday.
F – Ben Spencer, Phoenix Rising FC: Spencer notched a pair of goals and completed 26 of 30 passes as Rising FC took victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday night.
F – Justin Dhillon, Tacoma Defiance: Dhillon scored twice and notched an assist as the Defiance took their first road win of the season in a 4-1 victory against Fresno FC on Saturday night.
Bench: Andre Rawls (COS), George Campbell (ATL), Karl Ouimette (IND), Magnus Rasmussen (LOU), Robbie Kristo (NC), Sebastian Velasquez (ELP), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (TAC)