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Jamaican International Earns USL Team of the Week Honors

By James Thomas, 06/26/18, 1:45PM EDT

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Je-Vaughn Watson named to Team of the Week on top possession peformance

TAMPA, Fla. – Ottawa Fury FC forward Adonijah Reid has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 15 of the 2018 season. Reid scored the first hat trick in Fury FC's professional era in a 3-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls II this past Sunday, which also stood as the first hat trick of the 18-year-old's career.
 
Reid received 58 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Rio Grande Valley FC's Michael Nelson and Penn FC's Lucky Mkosana finished tied for second place with 13 percent.

USL Team of the Week
GK – Michael Nelson, Rio Grande Valley FC: Nelson recorded a six-save shutout in his professional debut for the Toros, as RGVFC played to a 0-0 draw with second-place Phoenix Rising FC.

D – Skylar Thomas, Charleston Battery – Thomas won 11 of 15 duels overall, completed 44 of 50 passes and recorded seven clearances and one interception as the Battery played to a 0-0 draw with Pittsburgh.

D – Hugh Roberts, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Roberts won 17 of 24 duels overall and recorded five clearances, four tackles and three interceptions in Riverhounds SC's 0-0 draw with the Charleston Battery.

D – Je-Vaughn Watson, Charlotte Independence: Watson recorded four interceptions and three clearances while completing 54 of 59 passes in Charlotte's 1-1 draw with the Richmond Kickers.

M – Antoine Hoppenot, Reno 1868 FC: Hoppenot recorded his sixth assist of the season, and consistently linked up play, as he recorded five key passes in Reno's 2-0 victory on the road against San Antonio FC.

M – Aodhan Quinn, Orange County SC: Quinn recorded a goal and two assists while completing 57 of 65 passes, as Orange County swept to a 6-1 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday.

M – Chase Minter, Swope Park Rangers: Minter recorded one assist and logged six key passes while completing 34 of 40 passes in Swope Park's victory against Las Vegas Lights FC on Sunday.

M – Chris Nanco, Bethlehem Steel FC: Nanco recorded two assists after coming on as a substitute late in the first half, as Bethlehem rallied for a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls II last Wednesday evening.

F – Daniel Rios, North Carolina FC: Rios scored twice, including an 87th-minute equalizer, as North Carolina earned a 2-2 draw with Louisville City FC on Saturday night.

F – Adonijah Reid, Ottawa Fury FC: Reid scored the first hat trick in Fury FC's professional history, as he led the side to a 3-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls II on Sunday evening.

F – Lucky Mkosana, Penn FC: Mkosana scored both goals, as Penn rallied to take a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Friday night, which handed Tampa Bay its first home loss of the season.

Bench: Maxime Crepeau (OTT), Drew Beckie (OKC), Cameron Iwasa (SAC), Christian Volesky (OKC), Stefano Bonomo (NY), Brian Shriver (RIC), Thomas Enevoldsen (OC)

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