[WEEKLY HONORS] Carolina RailHawks forward Etienne Barbara and defender Brad Rusin have been named the NASL Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. It was Barbara's fourth award and the second for Rusin.
Barbara had two assists in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Atlanta, while Rusin led the backline to its second straight shutout.
Barbara’s eight-game goal scoring streak ended on Saturday night, but he leads the NASL in goals (11), assists (5) and points (27).
FC New York forward Graciano Brito, who scored twice to rally FC New York in a 2-2 draw against the Richmond Kickers, was named the USL PRO Player of the Week.
USL PRO Team of the Week:
Jesper Leerdam, Dayton
Recorded a number of outstanding saves to preserve draw vs. Charlotte
Ivan Becerra, Wilmington
Had a goal and was crucial as Hammerheads earned two road points
Louie Rolko, Pittsburgh
Helped keep Wilmington attack in check as Hounds posted shutout
Demar Stewart, Orlando
Was key to containing Richmond’s explosive attack in 2-0 win
Nicki Paterson, Charleston
Was dynamic in midfield, scored winning goal against City Islanders.
David Schofield, Harrisburg
A danger down the wing, provided assist for Angulo against Battery
Alfonso Motagalvan, Rochester
Rifled in equalizer as Rhinos earned point against Hammerheads
Jon Gruenewald, Charleston
First professional goal was gamewinner against Richmond
Graciano Brito, New York
Scored twice to earn his side a road point against the Kickers
Kevin Molino, Orlando
Provided great energy and had a goal and assist against Richmond
Sallieu Bundu, Charlotte
Had early goal and was constant threat to Dayton’s goal in 1-1 draw