Sacramento, Calif. – On Tuesday, the USL Championship announced Republic FC‘s Cameron Iwasa was named to the Week 17 Team of the Week for his performance in the Club’s 2-1 win over Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday.
Iwasa scored twice in the 48th and 72nd minutes to secure the Indomitable Club a comeback victory after falling behind 1-0 in the 20th minute. His brace is the third of the season for a Republic FC player, following Tucker Bone against Las Vegas on July 14 and Luis Felipe against New York on July 31, and the ninth of his career.
His offensive performance earned him a spot on the Team of the Week Bench. Iwasa recorded eight of the club’s 24 shots for the match, while also putting three shots on goal and leading all players with three blocked shots on the defensive end. His two scores, the 53rd and 54th of his career, also moved him into sole possession of 8th place on the USL all-time scoring list and fifth among active players.
Cameron’s selection is the seventh for the club this season. He last earned the honor in Week 8 last season after tallying his 50th career score in a 3-1 win over Tacoma Defiance.
Iwasa’s 72nd minute game-winner has been nominated for Week 17 Goal of the Week. Voting is open now and runs through Thursday, August 19 at 9 a.m. PT at USLChampionship.com.
The boys in Old Glory Red are back in action on Saturday, August 21, when the squad travels to Arizona for their third meeting of the season with Phoenix Rising FC. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the match will be broadcast locally on KQCA My58 and in Spanish on Estrella TV Sacramento, as well as streaming live on ESPN+. Republic FC return home the following weekend to host San Diego Loyal SC on “Honor our Educators Night” at Heart Health Park. Tickets are available at here.
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