The USL Championship announced the Team of the Week for Week 17 of the 2023 regular season today, with Eddie Munjoma and Carlos Harvey being named to the USL Team of the Week for their efforts in Rising’s 6-0 win against Memphis on Saturday.
Alejandro Fuenmayor and Erickson Gallardo also earned honorable mentions for their roles in the comprehensive victory over one of the top teams in the East.
FC Tulsa forward Phillip Goodrum was voted the Championship Player of the Week presented by Konami eFootball after rallying his side to victory with two goals and one assist in a thrilling 3-2 win against Detroit City FC on Friday night.
A 2022 USL Championship All-League selection, Goodrum was acquired by Tulsa in a midseason transfer from Memphis 901 FC on May 22 and on Friday night produced his best performance yet in his new club’s colors. The 26-year-old opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, and after the hosts went behind against Le Rouge at ONEOK Field, he leveled the game with a superb diving header with eight minutes to go. Goodrum then set up Marcus Epps with a backheeled assist for an 89th-minute winner for the hosts to send the club’s largest crowd this season into celebration.
Goodrum earned 72 percent of the ballot to claim the award. Orange County SC forward Thomas Amang finished second on 17 percent after recording two goals after coming on as a second-half substitute in his side’s 3-1 victory against Monterey Bay F.C. before a sold-out Championship Soccer Stadium crowd.
The Championship’s Player of the Week is selected by the USL National Media Panel, which is made up of representatives from each media market in the Championship.
USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 17
GK – Christian Herrera, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Herrera recorded a four-save shutout to keep Miami FC at bay in a 2-0 victory for the Switchbacks at Weidner Field and made seven recoveries defensively.
D – Conner Antley, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Antley recorded a pair of assists in the Rowdies’ 2-1 win against Las Vegas Lights FC, notching three chances created overall, and defensively won 2 of 2 tackles and made four clearances at Cashman Field.
D – Owen Lambe, Orange County SC: The 22-year-old recorded his first goal for Orange County, which proved the game-winner in the side’s 3-1 win against Monterey Bay F.C., and recorded six chances created while completing 25 of 30 passes overall.
D – Eddie Munjoma, Phoenix Rising FC: Munjoma scored a brilliant first goal in Rising FC colors to open the scoring against Memphis 901 FC and defensively won 3 of 3 tackles and 4 of 6 duels in his side’s victory.
M – Patrick Seagrist, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Seagrist recorded a pair of assists as Colorado Springs took a 2-0 victory against Miami FC, recording three chances created overall while also winning 3 of 3 duels and 2 of 3 tackles.
M – Aodhan Quinn, Indy Eleven: Quinn converted twice from the penalty spot as a 10-player Indy rallied to earn a 2-2 draw with San Diego Loyal SC and completed 56 of 63 passes while winning 5 of 8 duels at Michael A. Carroll Stadium.
M – Carlos Harvey, Phoenix Rising FC: The Panama international recorded a goal and assist and completed 18 of 24 passes while winning 4 of 6 duels and making four recoveries and two interceptions defensively in his side’s rout of Memphis 901 FC.
M – Arturo Rodriguez, Charleston Battery: The former USL League One MVP recorded a pair of assists and six chances created in Charleston’s 3-0 win against Loudoun United FC while completing 32 of 38 passes overall at Patriots Point.
F – Phillip Goodrum, FC Tulsa: Goodrum recorded two goals and one assist to lead Tulsa to a comeback 3-2 victory against Detroit City FC on Friday night and had a strong all-around game, completing 23 of 27 passes and winning 2 of 2 tackles.
F – Nick Markanich, Charleston Battery: Markanich scored a pair of goals to lead the Battery to a 3-0 victory against Loudoun United FC while putting three shots on target overall while winning 3 of 5 tackles, 10 of 16 duels and 3 of 4 aerial duels.
F – Thomas Amang, Orange County SC: Amang came off the bench and scored twice to lead Orange County to a 3-1 victory against Monterey Bay F.C. and in limited time completed 6 of 6 passes and put three shots on target for OCSC’s first win after trailing at halftime in more than two years.
Bench: Alex Tambakis (NM), Alejandro Fuenmayor (PHX), Adrian Diz Pe (IND), Taylor Davila (RGV), Erickson Gallardo (PHX), Tani Oluwaseyi (SA), Wilmer Cabrera Jr. (RGV