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Sporting KC II forward Enoch Mushagalusa nets USL Championship Team of the Week honors

Sporting Kansas City II forward Enoch Mushagalusa was selected to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 8 after striking twice in a wild 2-2 draw at Atlanta United 2 last Wednesday.

Mushagalusa delivered a game-changing performance in the midweek matchup at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, bagging his first two goals of the season while also finishing with game-highs in shots (six) and dribbles (six).

The 21-year-old winger gave Sporting KC II a lead in the 61st minute when he settled a pass from Ropapa Mensah on the left wing, cut centrally and sent a sublime curler into the far corner. Two minutes after Atlanta equalized, Mushagalusa struck again in the 69th minute on a stunning solo run down the left flank before finishing coolly past goalkeeper Alec Kann from a tight angle.

Mushagalusa and SKC II (1-3-4, 7 points) will look to extend their unbeaten run to four matches on Wednesday when they venture south to face Central Division rivals FC Tulsa (3-3-0, 9 points) at ONEOK Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT and the game will stream live on ESPN Plus.

USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 8

GK – Ben Lundt, Phoenix Rising FC: Ben Lundt recorded an eight-save shutout for Rising FC, making some vital stops to keep the side ahead before it pulled away for a 3-0 victory against Tacoma Defiance on Saturday night.

D – Joaquin Varela, San Antonio FC: Joaquin Varela scored an early goal for the visitors and then helped SAFC earn a 1-1 draw with Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field making six clearances, winning 5 of 7 duels and winning two tackles.

D – Sean Totsch, Louisville City FC: Sean Totsch won 5 of 5 tackles, 7 of 10 duels and made seven recoveries while completing 81 of 86 passes and almost found the net in attack, hitting the woodwork with a header in LouCity’s 3-0 win against Memphis 901 FC.

D – Macauley King, El Paso Locomotive FC: Macauley King earned a second consecutive selection after a strong two-game week that saw him record one goal and one assist, complete 61 of 75 passes and record three key passes overall and make eight recoveries.

M – Milan Iloski, Real Monarchs SLC: Milan Iloski scored both goals for the Monarchs in their 2-0 win against Sacramento Republic FC, his first in the professional ranks, and had seven shots overall in the contest.

M – Alejandro Guido, San Diego Loyal SC: Alejandro Guido came off the bench with SD Loyal down a goal to the LA Galaxy II with 22 minutes to go and helped turn the game around, scoring a long-range goal before providing a beautiful assist on Miguel Berry’s late winner.

M – Diego Luna, El Paso Locomotive FC: Diego Luna recorded his second goal of the season to lead Locomotive FC’s 2-0 win against Indy Eleven on Wednesday night, and over two games completed 48 of 53 passes, had five key passes and won 2 of 2 tackles.

M – Jake Areman, Charlotte Independence: Jake Areman had one assist and two key passes while completing 51 of 59 passes overall, completing 6 of 6 dribbles and winning 9 of 11 duels in the Independence’s 3-2 victory against Hartford Athletic.

F – Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising FC: Solomon Asante scored the opening two goals in Phoenix’s 3-0 win against Tacoma Defiance with both shots coming from well outside the penalty area, and also recorded five shots and two key passes while completing 23 of 33 passes overall.

F – Enoch Mushagalusa, Sporting Kansas City II: Enoch Mushagalusa scored his first two goals of the season, had six shots overall and completed six dribbles in SKC II’s 2-2 draw with Atlanta United 2 on Wednesday night.

F – JJ Williams, Birmingham Legion FC: JJ Williams recorded a late game-winner for his first goal of the season to add to an assist on Neco Brett’s early finish and had four headed clearances defensively in Legion FC’s 2-1 win at OKC Energy FC.

Bench: Trey Muse (SD), Wesley Charpie (LOU), Bryce Duke (LV), Wan Kuzain (RGV), Ronaldo Damus (OC) Santi Moar (PHX), Sebastian Guenzatti (TBR)