Reno 1868 FC midfielder Seth Casiple and Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski were named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 17. Casiple recorded an assist and the game-winning goal in Reno 1868 FC’s match against the Portland Timbers 2 on Wednesday, June 26. Marcinkowski allowed a single goal against T2 and recorded his first shutout of the year in a home match against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, June 29.
Earthquakes Homegrown Players Marcinkowski, Gilbert Fuentes (M), Cade Cowell (F), and Jacob Akanyirige (D) were all in the starting XI in Wednesday night’s 4-0 triumph over Rio Grande Valley FC at Greater Nevada Field.
Wednesday’s win marked Marcinkowski’s second shutout win of the season, the team’s fourth in 2019. Fuentes, now at three starts in four appearances, was credited with the assist on midfielder Sam Gleadle’s second goal of the night in the 45th minute, marking the 17-year-old’s second assist of the season.
Gleadle tallied the first goal of the match in the 23rd minute. He joined Corey Hertzog as the second Reno 1868 FC player to score two goals in a single half this season. Gleadle wasn’t finished after scoring two goals in the first half. He was credited with the assist on forward Corey Hertzog’s goal in 48th minute, putting Reno up 3-0 with plenty of time left to build on that lead. Defender Zach Carroll tallied the final goal of the night for Reno, his first of the season.
Hertzog’s goal brought him level with ex-Reno 1868 FC forward Brian Brown team-leading scoring record of eight goals in 2019. Reno announced the transfer of Brown to FK Partizani of the Albanian Superliga on Friday, July 5. The Jamaica native had been a part of Reno 1868 FC since the club’s inaugural season in 2017. Brown departs from Reno as the club’s all-time leading goal scorer with 28 goals.
Reno are now 9-4-5 and three points behind Western Conference leaders Phoenix Rising FC. Reno will host Liga MX’s Club America U-20s in an international friendly match on Friday, July 12.
Reno resume USL Championship action on Wednesday, July 17 when they face OKC Energy FC at Taft Stadium. Ticket’s for Friday’s international fixture can be purchased here.