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Jackson named to USL Championship Team of the Week

By Fresno FC, 05/14/19, 1:00PM PDT

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Jackson becomes the sixth Fresno player to earn the honor this season.

FRESNO, Calif. - Zorros' winger Jackson earned a spot on the USL Championship's Team of the Week after his stellar performance against LA Galaxy II helped Fresno bounce back in the win column with a 3-0 result on the road. Jackson converted a penalty kick at the 26th minute to put Fresno ahead, and eight minutes later found Qudus Lawal on a cross into the box to double the lead. 

In Fresno's two matches during the week, Jackson made 18 recoveries, completed 45 of 62 passes and won 14 of 22 duels.  He leads the club with five assists, which also ranks third overall in the entire USL Championship; has scored two goals, and created 13 chances.

The other Foxes who have been named to the USL Championship Team of the Week in 2019 are: left back Alex Cooper (Week 1), midfielder Arun Basuljevic (Week 2), goalkeeper CJ Cochran (Week 3), midfielder Jemal Johnson (Week 6), and Christian Chaney  (Week 9).

Next up for Los Zorros is a second-round US Open Cup match at El Farolito (NPSL) this Wednesday, May 15th, at Boxer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. PT. 

Fresno returns to USL Championship action the following week as they play host to Austin Bold FC on May 22 at Chukchansi Park. Tickets for the match are on sale now at FresnoFC.com and the stadium box office. Fans can also take advantage of the 4-for-$40 ticket special for all Fresno weekday matches.   


USL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF THE WEEK - WEEK 10

GK – Joe Kuzminsky, Charleston Battery: Kuzminsky recorded a four-save shutout as the Battery played to a scoreless draw against Saint Louis FC on Saturday night.

D – Carl Haworth, Ottawa Fury FC: Haworth put in two stellar displays as Fury FC claimed four points over the week, recording six key passes, six interceptions and 11 recoveries.

D – Pape Diakite, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Diakite recorded four interceptions and seven clearances and won 8 of 9 duels and 7 of 7 aerials as the Rowdies posted a shutout road win against Nashville SC.

D – Ebenezer Ackon, San Antonio FC: Ackon was strong throughout his side’s shutout performance against Orange County SC, winning 16 of 19 duels, 4 of 4 aerials and recording eight clearances.

M – Dairon Asprilla, Portland Timbers 2: Asprilla scored a pair of goals and had one key pass as Portland moved back to the top of the Western Conference with victory against Tacoma.

M – Magnus Rasmussen, Louisville City FC: Rasmussen scored twice in two outings including a standout finish in the club’s win on the road against Birmingham and recorded three key passes.

M – Jackson, Fresno FC: Jackson recorded a goal and assist in the Foxes’ victory against the LA Galaxy II, and over two contests during the week made 18 recoveries, completed 45 of 62 passes and won 14 of 22 duels.

M – Duane Muckette, Memphis 901 FC: Muckette scored the opening goal, completed 33 of 38 passes and made four recoveries as 901 FC took victory on the road against Hartford.

F – Jerome Kiesewetter, El Paso Locomotive FC: Kiesewetter scored twice and recorded three key passes as Locomotive FC played to a 2-2 draw with New Mexico United.

F – Adam Jahn, Phoenix Rising FC: Jahn scored a pair of goals, recorded one key pass and completed 27 of 31 passes overall to lead Rising FC in a 3-1 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC.

F – Corey Hertzog, Reno 1868 FC: Hertzog struck twice as 1868 FC took a 4-1 victory in the Donner Pass Derby against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night.

Bench: Tomas Romero (BST), Sam Hamilton (NM), Felipe Hernandez (SPR), Noah Pilato (LDN), Valeri Saramutin (AUS), Daniel Rios (NSH), Irvin Parra (LV)