Energy's Howard, Lopez Make USL PRO Team Of The Week

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 3:45 pm
By: News 9

USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 15 of the 2014 season on Tuesday as OKC Energy FC's Mark Howard and Mikey Lopez each earned a spot on the team.

Lopez and Howard were both named after their side's 2-0 win against Sacramento Republic FC. Howard was solid defensively as goalkeeper Jon Kempin had to make only one save, and headed home powerfully to give his side the lead. Lopez was influential throughout, and was rewarded with his first professional goal as OKC moved into the playoff positions.

Orlando City forward Corey Hertzog was named Player of the Week. Hertzog had a pair of goals as the Lions maintained their undefeated start to the season with a 3-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

USL PRO Team of the Week

GK - Matt Williams, Dayton (Five-save shutout led Dutch Lions past Riverhounds)

D - Hugh Roberts, Richmond (First professional goal earned Kickers draw with Wilmington)

D - Mark Howard, Oklahoma City (Strong defensively, scored a goal against Sacramento)

D - Coady Andrews, Harrisburg (Late equalizer earned City Islanders a point against Charlotte)

D - Emrah Klimenta, Sacramento (Early finish lifted Republic FC past Arizona)

M - Kevin Molino, Orlando (Goal and standout assist helped keep Lions undefeated)

M - Mikey Lopez, Oklahoma City (Strong play against Sacramento was capped by first pro goal)

M - Tom Parratt, Wilmington (Opened scoring as Hammerheads winning-streak reached nine)

M - Wells Thompson, Charlotte (Had assists on both Eagles goals in four-point road trip)

F - Corey Hertzog, Orlando (Pair of goals were reward for strong movement against Galaxy II)

F - Allan Russell, Orange County (Provided impetus for Blues comeback victory in Arizona)