Reno's Musovski named USL's Player of the Week

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RENO, NV - Reno 1868 FC forward Danny Musovski has been named the USL’s Player of the Week for week 28. This is the first time in Musovski’s career that he has earned Player of the Week honors, and the second time he’s been named to Team of the Week. Musovski scored five goals in two matches this week, including a franchise-record four against Tacoma on Tuesday. Three of his four goals were assisted on by defender Brent Richards, who joins Musovski on the Team of the Week.

Musovski, in his second season in the USL, raised his season goal total from five to 10 in two games this week. Musovski is now tied for 18th in the league in goals, and second on the team behind Corey Hertzog’s 14.

Richards earned team of the week honors following a career-best three assists in the win over Tacoma. Richards makes the Team of the Week for the first time this season.

This is the fourth time this season that Reno has had two players on the team of the week together, and the second time a Reno player has won Player of the Week. Brian Brown earned Player of the Week honors in week two of the season.

Musovski and Richards are the 11th and 12th players from Reno to earn Team of the Week honors, joining Brown, Duke Lacroix, Corey Hertzog, Seth Casiple, Sam Gleadle, JT Marcinkowski, Zach Carroll, Raul Mendiola, Lindo Mfeka and Thomas Janjigian. All twelve players appeared in the first match of the season, with all but Hertzog starting. 1868 FC drew Orange County 2-2.

USL Championship Team of the Week
GK – Chris Hubbard, Louisville City FC: Hubbard recorded a four-save shutout in a performance that also saw him claim three catches and make 12 recoveries in LouCity’s shutout victory on the road in Hartford.
D – Brent Richards, Reno 1868 FC: Richards recorded three assists in Reno’s victory against Tacoma, and across two 1868 FC victories had five chances created, six interceptions, seven clearances and nine recoveries.
D – Austin Ledbetter, Phoenix Rising FC: Ledbetter completed 48 of 53 passes, had two key passes and won 6 of 8 duels in Phoenix’s road victory against Las Vegas Lights FC on Wednesday night.
D – Jaylin Lindsey, Swope Park Rangers: Lindsey contributed to a pair of shutouts for the Rangers, recording the assist on the side’s game-winning goal against North Carolina FC while completing 72 of 85 passes across the week.
M – Ayoze, Indy Eleven: Ayoze scored a pair of goals in the Eleven’s victory against Ottawa Fury FC on Wednesday night and had 12 chances created overall in a two-win week for the side.
M – Jared Stroud, New York Red Bulls II: Stroud recorded a goal and assist – becoming the first player in Red Bulls II history to reach 20 goals and 20 assists for the club – as New York clinched its place in the playoffs with a 2-0 win against the Charlotte Independence.
M – Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Forbes provided the assist on the Hounds’ game-winning goal against Charleston, had five chances created overall, completed 71 of 84 passes and won 7 of 9 duels.
M – Cristian Parano, San Antonio FC: Parano had two assists and seven chances created while completing 41 of 47 passes overall as San Antonio took a 3-1 victory against OKC Energy FC.
F – Daniel Musovski, Reno 1868 FC: Musovski scored five goals – including a four-goal haul against Tacoma Defiance on Tuesday night – and added one assist as Reno took a pair of victories over the week.
F – Douglas Martinez, Real Monarchs SLC: Martinez notched a four-goal outing and completed 14 of 17 passes as the Monarchs swept to victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday afternoon.
F – Devon Sandoval, New Mexico United: Sandoval scored his first professional hat trick to lead New Mexico to victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night.
Bench: Eric Dick (SPR), Manny Padilla (NM), Aodhan Quinn (OC), Preston Tabor Etaka (LV), Darek Formella (SAC), Junior Flemmings (PHX), Tyler Blackwood (STL)