Sacramento, Calif. - On Tuesday, the USL Championship announced Republic FC's Luis Felipe was named to the Week 24 Team of the Week Bench for his performance in the Club’s 3-1 win over Tacoma Defiance.
The midfielder finished the match with 90% passing accuracy for the contest, while winning 72% of his duels. He also netted his fourth score of the season- the tenth of his career in USL Championship competition- in the 77th minute. After fielding the ball in space from an Emil Cuello cross, he rocketed a spectacular shot into the top right corner from 35 yards out to give Sacramento some insurance late.
This is Felipe’s fourth Team of the Week Selection this season, and third to Team of the Week Bench. He last earned the honor following a game-winning goal for Republic FC on September 5 against Las Vegas Lights FC.
Luis’ goal was also nominated for USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week for Week 24. Voting is open now at USLChampionship.com and runs through Thursday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. PT.
Republic FC is back in action tomorrow, October 6 when the club takes to the Bay Area for the season’s final showdown with NorCal rival Oakland Roots SC. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. from Laney College, and the match will be streamed live on ESPN+.