EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Locomotive FC has once again been highlighted in the list of USL Championship Team of the Week finalists, with defender Eder Borelli and forward Lucho Solignac being selected for Week 12 of the 2021 season.
Locomotive beat the Real Monarchs 3-1 at Zions Bank Stadium last week. Borelli scored an assist in Solignac’s opening goal nine minutes into the game. Borelli also staged a defensive clinic, winning seven of nine duels and completing 42 of 50 basses, ultimately limiting the Monarchs to just four shots on goal. Solignac added to his goal with an assist in the victory.
“All of our players are playing really well,” said Borelli. “We are winning and that helps when it comes to being recognized for the Team of the Week.”
Last week, midfielder Dylan Mares was named Team of the Week while also being honored as Player of the Week.
âI think the consistency is due to the fact that we have a good base and a good core of guys. We always have guys who will be better week after week in games, âsaid Solignac. “It happened to Diego, to Yuma and I just think it was because of the hard work we put in during the week.”
The full USL Championship Team of the Week roster for week 12 is below:
USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 12
GK – Kyle Morton, Memphis 901 FC: Kyle Morton recorded an eight-save shutout as Memphis clinched a 1-0 victory over Central Division leaders Birmingham Legion FC in their first BBVA Field road victory in history.
D – Tony Leone, Las Vegas Lights FC: Tony Leone’s first goal for Lights FC proved the winner as the team rallied for a 2-1 win over Oakland Roots SC on Saturday night, and the center-back also won 9 of 10 matches, 6 of the 6 aerial duels and completed 50 of the 57 passes. .
D – Eder Borelli, El Paso Locomotive FC: Eder Borelli recorded one assist and three assists in Locomotive FC’s 3-1 win over Real Monarchs SLC on Friday night and won 7 of 9 matches while completing 42 of 50 overall assists.
D – Nathan Smith, Orange County SC: Nathan Smith helped Orange County register two shutouts against Tacoma Defiance and Sacramento Republic FC, while against Sacramento he had one assist, two assists and completed 66 of 73 total assists.
M – Isidro Martinez, New Mexico United: Isidro Martinez sparked New Mexico after being a second-half substitute with half an hour to go, recording the assist on United’s two late goals and scoring six assists in total in a 3-1 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
M – Daniel Crisostomo, Las Vegas Lights FC: Daniel Crisostomo scored the opening goal in Las Vegas’ 2-1 win over Oakland Roots SC on Saturday night and had two key assists while completing 49 of 54 total assists in the win.
M – Chris Wehan, Orange County SC: Chris Wehan led the OCSC to his third victory over Sacramento Republic FC this season with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Heart Health Park while completing 24 of 27 assists and registering three assists keys in total.
M – Christiano FranÃ§ois, Miami FC: Christiano FranÃ§ois scored one goal and one assist, had three assists while making 16 of 20 total assists, and had three dribbles and four digs in the 4-1 win Miami vs Loudoun United FC on Sunday.
F – Rodrigo da Costa, FC Tulsa: Rodrigo da Costa continued his momentum with a goal and an assist in Tulsa’s 3-2 win over Louisville City FC on Saturday while registering five assists and winning 5 of 9 duels.
F – Omar Sowe, New York Red Bulls II: Omar Sowe notched two goals and one assist in two games while scoring five assists as the Red Bulls II clinched victory over Charlotte Independence and drew with Hartford Athletic at the during the week.
F – Luis Solignac, El Paso Locomotive FC: Luis Solignac netted a goal and an assist to lead El Paso’s attack in a 3-1 win over Real Monarchs SLC on Friday night, had three key assists in total and also won both of his aerial duels in the night.
Bench: Eric Dick (IND), Mohamed TraorÃ© (LV), Jordan Scarlett (TBR), Thomas Janjigian (HFD), Marcelo Palomino (CLT), Ariel Martinez (MIA), Dane Kelly (CLT)