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USL Western Conference Best XI - Week 18

The Swope Park and Sacramento show take center stage

In the eighteenth week of USL play, nothing helped teams achieve team of the week success more than facing Seattle Sounders 2. A total of seven of the eleven places this week went to players who faced the currently struggling side.

It was not the be all, end all however, as Oklahoma City took the player of the week award in a high scoring slug fest against Colorado Springs which saw seven total goals scored.

Goalkeeper: Evan Newton – Sacramento Republic, 3040 pts

Defender: Parker Maher – Swope Park Rangers, 2058 pts

Defender: Bradley Bourgeois – Tulsa Roughnecks, 2426 pts

Defender: Oumar Ballo – Swope Park Rangers, 2762 pts

Midfielder: Seth Casiple – Reno 1868 FC, 2594 pts

Midfielder: Trevin Caesar – Sacramento Republic, 2622 pts

Midfielder: Sammy Ochoa – Sacramento Republic, 2690 pts

Midfielder: Tyler Blackwood – Sacramento Republic, 2959 pts

Forward: Lebo Moloto – Swope Park Rangers, 2619 pts

Forward: Jose Angulo – Oklahoma City Energy, 4220 pts

Forward: Miguel Gonzalez – Oklahoma City Energy, 4630 pts Player of the Week

Honorable Mentions:

Goalkeeper: Fabian Cerda – Tulsa Roughnecks, 2830 pts

Defender: Colton Storm – Swope Park Rangers, 1806 pts

Midfielder: Jeannot Eusa – Orange County SC, 2566 pts

Forward: Wuilito Fernandes – Orange County SC, 2421 pts


Three teams took center stage this week in three different categories. Swope Park earned two of the three defender spots and the honorable mention, Sacramento took home three of the four midfield spots, and Oklahoma City not only took two of the forward spots but also the top two highest scores of the week.

Casiple of Reno took home the only team of the week performance for Reno with a goal and four chances created in a draw against Portland. Bourgeois of Tulsa grabbed the final spot of the week with an impressive defensive performance featuring six interceptions and six clearances.

Will certain clubs continue to dominate at certain positions or we will return to normalcy in week 19? Let us know your predictions in the comments below!