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Santiago Castano named to USL Team of the Week

TAMPA, Fla. – New York Red Bulls II goalkeeper Santiago Castano was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 23 for his performance against Toronto FC II.

He made six saves in the match and earned his fourth clean sheet of the season. Castano is third in USL for saves this season with 74, and averages 4.11 saves per game. The goalkeeper has made 18 appearances this season and has posted a 1.67 goals against average.

Stefano Bonomo was also named to the USL Team of the Week bench for his game winning goal against Toronto. He has now scored in back-to-back matches.

USL Team of the Week

GK – Santiago Castaño, New York Red Bulls II: Had a six-save shutout to help the Red Bulls II claim a 2-0 victory on the road against Toronto

D – Jonathan Grant, FC Montreal: Had a strong performance in limiting Wilmington’s pacy attack as Montreal extended its undefeated streak to five games

D – Sam Fink, Saint Louis FC: Scored a late equalizer to push Saint Louis forward in its comeback 3-2 victory against Charleston

D – Fernando Timbo, Austin Aztex: Center back was excellent in winning possession and then helping distribute as Austin earned a 1-0 win against Orange County

M – Tony Walls, Rochester Rhinos: Marked his 50th USL regular season appearance with a goal as the Rhinos clinched a playoff place with a victory against Harrisburg

M – Yudai Imura, Richmond Kickers: Proved mobile and dangerous throughout, and helped lift the Kickers to a victory against Saint Louis with a tremendous goal

M – Dairon Asprilla, Portland Timbers 2: Provided inspiration throughout for T2, and had the assist on the opening goal in a 2-0 win against Tulsa

M – Enzo Martinez, Charlotte Independence: Had a goal and assist as the Independence took a vital victory against Pittsburgh in the race for the playoffs

F – Matt Fondy, Louisville City FC: Maintained his challenge for the USL Golden Boot, and single-season scoring record, with two goals against Charleston

F – Myron Samuel, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Scored twice and added an assist as S2 took a big 3-2 win against Colorado Springs in the Western Conference playoff race

F – Steevan Dos Santos, Rochester Rhinos: Led from the front with two goals as the Rhinos scored a season-high four in their win against Harrisburg

Bench: Carl Woszczynski (AZ), Ashani Fairclough (SEA), Sascha Görres (RIC), Jose Villarreal (LA), Kris Tyrpak (ATX), Stefano Bonomo (NY), Aaron Horton (STL)

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