RENO 1868 FC’S MATT BERSANO EARNS SPOT ON USL TEAM OF THE WEEK
RENO, Nev. -- Following an incredible eight-save performance that salvaged a point against Phoenix Rising FC, Reno 1868 FC goalkeeper Matt Bersano earned a spot on the USL Team of the Week.
Bersano, a native of Chandler, Ariz., kept the Rising's top lineup at bay in a crucial road performance Saturday.
The draw extended Reno's unbeaten streak to six-straight matches. Bersano is also undefeated in the Reno lineup this year and leads the club with five clean sheets.
Reno returns home to Greater Nevada Field for the final home match of the season Saturday, Oct. 13 against Orange County SC on Fan Appreciation Night. The first 1,868 fans will receive a free cooler bag thanks to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe and KTVN.
Tickets for that match can be purchased at Reno1868FC.com/tickets or at the Greater Nevada Field ticket office.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Matt Bersano, Reno 1868 FC: Bersano recorded eight saves across back-to-back shutouts to help 1868 FC clinch its place in the postseason as it took four points from visits to the Portland Timbers 2 and Phoenix Rising FC.
D – Jos Hooiveld, Orange County SC: Hooiveld won 14 of 16 duels overall and completed 55 of 68 passes to help Orange County claim a 2-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 to remain top of the Western Conference.
D – Forrest Lasso, FC Cincinnati: Lasso won 13 of 16 duels and recorded 12 clearances as FC Cincinnati extended its undefeated streak to 22 games in a scoreless draw against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
D – Joe Greenspan, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Greenspan recorded 14 clearances, five interceptions and won eight of 12 duels as the Hounds limited FC Cincinnati to four shots overall in a scoreless draw on Saturday night.
D – Hassan Ndam, New York Red Bulls II: Ndam anchored the Red Bulls II defense, winning 13 of 14 duels overall and recording 11 clearances, as New York claimed a 2-1 victory against North Carolina FC despite being down to 10 men throughout the second half.
M – Lance Laing, San Antonio FC: Laing recorded a goal and assist to help rally SAFC to a 3-1 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC that kept the club’s postseason hopes alive going to the final week of the regular season.
M – Sebastian Saucedo, Real Monarchs SLC: Saucedo scored both goals and recorded five key passes as the Monarchs took a 2-1 victory against OKC Energy FC to reinvigorate their chances of a top-four finish.
M – Jure Matjasic, Sacramento Republic FC: Matjasic notched a goal and two assists as Republic FC took victories against both the Swope Park Rangers and LA Galaxy II to clinch a top-three finish in the West.
F – Eamon Zayed, Charlotte Independence: Zayed recorded two goals and one assist as the Independence earned four points on the road with a draw at Penn FC and a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
F – Ilija Ilic, Louisville City FC: Ilic had a goal and an assist and recorded three key passes as Louisville took a 3-1 victory against Toronto FC to claim the edge on finishing in second place in the Eastern Conference.
F – Romario Williams, ATL UTD 2: Williams scored twice in the second half to lead Atlanta to a comeback 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Sunday evening at Coolray Field.
Bench: Brandon Miller (CLT), Michael Reed (NSH), Nicolas Perea (RGV) Jemal Johnson (FRS), Richie Menjivar (PEN), Keven Aleman (SAC), Ever Guzman (SA)