USL Awards: Okoli leads trio of Cincy All-League selections

Golden Boot winner Sean Okoli is one of three FC Cincinnati players named to the USL All-League First Team.

He’s joined by goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrant and defender Harrison Delbridge as representatives of FC Cincinnati, which set league attendance records and finished third in the Eastern Conference.

A record-setting season for Red Bulls II -- wins, points, and goals -- landed defender Aaron Long and forward Brandon Allen on the first team. Okoli edged Allen for the Golden Boot as top scorer, 16 goals to 15.

On Sunday, Red Bulls II hosts the USL Cup final against Swope Park Rangers, which is represented on the All-USL first team by defender Amer Didic. The USL Cup final will be televised live from Red Bull Arena on ESPNU at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Votes for the All-League teams were submitted by team representatives and a media panel with members in every USL market.

USL will announce the winners of its individual awards Wednesday.
 
2016 USL All-League Selections:
First Team
GOALKEEPER
Mitch Hildebrandt, FC Cincinnati
DEFENDERS
Harrison Delbridge, FC Cincinnati
Amer Didic, Swope Park
Aaron Long, NY Red Bulls II
Hugh Roberts, Richmond
MIDFIELDERS
Danny Barrera, Sac Republic FC
Villyan Bijev, Timbers 2
Enzo Martinez, Charlotte
FORWARDS
Brandon Allen, NY Red Bulls II
Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II
Sean Okoli, FC Cincinnati
 
Second Team
GOALKEEPER
Devala Gorrick, Colorado Springs
DEFENDERS
Zach Carroll, NY Red Bulls II
Joe Farrell, Rochester Rhinos
Bruno Perone, Wilmington
Josh Suggs, Colorado Springs
MIDFIELDERS
Jose Barril, Harrisburg
Kenardo Forbes, Rochester
Yudai Imura, Richmond
FORWARDS
Irvin Herrera, Saint Louis FC
Corey Hertzog, Pittsburgh
Cameron Iwasa, Sac Republic FC
   
1 comment about "USL Awards: Okoli leads trio of Cincy All-League selections".
  1. Bill Wilson, October 19, 2016 at 4:14 p.m.

    They should have had separate Best 11's from the western and eastern conferences. Except for a few games involving St. Louis there were no inter-conference games. How could anybody from the west really have a clue about who was an all star in the east and vice versa. So it essentially devolves into a Best 11 of story teams like Cincinnati and Sacramento, veteran clubs like Rochester and big city teams like NY and LA. Too be fair, though, the Red Bulls should have probably had 6 players on this team.

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