Portland Timbers 2 forward Kharlton Belmar has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the sixth week of the 2015 season after he scored a pair of goals to lead his side to victory against Arizona United SC on Saturday night.
Belmar earned 69 percent of the vote, which was conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Richmond Kickers forward Brian Ownby finished second with 13 percent.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Cody Laurendi, Austin Aztex: Recorded a five-save shutout, which included two key stops late, as the Aztex defeated Colorado Springs 1-0
D – Hugh Roberts, Richmond Kickers: A strong performance highlighted by a crucial clearance with the game scoreless, as Richmond defeated New York 1-0
D – Nick Miele, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Scored the tying goal from a set piece and helped contain Vancouver’s pressure as S2 earned a point on the road
D – Taylor Peay, Portland Timbers 2: Provided attacking options from right back and limited deliveries defensively as T2 shut out Arizona
M – Jamiel Hardware, Saint Louis FC: Jump-started STL FC’s comeback with a fine solo goal as it took a 2-1 victory on the road against OKC Energy FC
M – Didier Crettenand, Orange County Blues FC: Had the game-winning goal and an assist as the Blues took victory on the road against Sacramento
M – Maikel Chang, Charleston Battery: Scored what proved to be the game-winner, and also had his fourth assist of the season, as the Battery won in Wilmington
M – Rob Vincent, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Had a pair of goals as the Riverhounds ran away with victory against Toronto FC II
F – Denzel Slager, Orange County Blues FC: Provided a strong work-rate in attack and scored the Blues’ first goal as they defeated Sacramento
F – Brian Ownby, Richmond Kickers: Scored the game-winner against New York, and provided an assist against Montreal, as Richmond took two wins on the road
F – Kharlton Belmar, Portland Timbers 2: Had both tallies as T2 took victory on the road in Arizona, and moved into a tie for the league lead in goals
Bench: Mark Pais (STL), William Yomby (RIC), Bradley Diallo (LAII), Jose Cuevas (AZ), Colin Rolfe (ROC), Kris Tyrpak (ATX), Matt Fondy (LOU)
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