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Stefano Bonomo Earns Spot on USL Team of the Week; Brian White Named to Bench

HARRISON, N.J. (April 17, 2018) – New York Red Bulls II forwards Stefano Bonomo and Brian White both earned spots in the Week Five USL Team of the Week 18.

Both players scored or assisted in four of the five goals scored in Saturday’s 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Red Bull Arena.

Bonomo started and went the full 90, scoring his first USL goal of the 2018 season, while assisting on two second half goals.

White entered the match as a 74th minute substitute in place of Carlos Rivas and bagged a brace in a six-minute span to put the game to bed.

It is each players’ first appearance of the season in the USL Team of the Week.

NYRB II head out West to Los Angeles for a Sunday match against LA Galaxy II with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

USL Team of the Week

GK – Andre Rawls, Orange County SC: Rawls posted an eight-save shutout, as Orange County took a 3-0 win on the road against San Antonio FC on Saturday night.

D – Tobi Adewole, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Adewole scored the late winner in a 1-0 victory against Ottawa Fury FC, while also recording eight clearances and winning all 10 duels and aerial duels.

D – Amadou Dia, Phoenix Rising FC: Dia won 14 of 21 duels overall and recorded two tackles, two interceptions and three clearances, as Rising FC took a 1-0 victory on the road against the LA Galaxy II.

D – Futty Danso, North Carolina FC: Danso helped hold the Charlotte Independence to only two shots on goal with 10 clearances and also won 12 of 16 duels and aerial duels during his side’s 2-0 road victory.

D – Kyle Smith, Louisville City FC: Smith scored the tying goal from the penalty spot, completed 89 of 103 passes and recorded two key passes to help Louisville rally to a 2-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers.

M – Luke Vercollone, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Vercollone recorded a goal and an assist and completed 20 of 24 passes to lead the Switchbacks to victory against Reno 1868 FC.

M – Joey Calistri, Saint Louis FC: Calistri scored the game-winning goal in STLFC’s 1-0 win against the LA Galaxy II, and finished with four shots overall.

M – Soony Saad, Indy Eleven – Saad scored both goals, including a 35-yard strike that landed on ESPN's SportsCenter Top 10, in Indy's 2-1 win against Nashville SC on Saturday afternoon.

F – Masta Kacher, Real Monarchs SLC – Kacher scored twice to lead Monarchs to a fourth consecutive win to start season in their 3-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 last Wednesday night.

F – Stefano Bonomo, New York Red Bulls II – Bonomo had a goal and two assists as the Red Bulls II romped past the Tampa Bay Rowdies 5-0 on Saturday afternoon.

F – Felix Chenkam, Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Chenkam scored twice, as S2 rallied for a 3-2 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday evening. 

Bench: Trevor Spangenberg (RIC), Derrick Jones (BST), Justin Portillo (SLC), George Davis IV (LOU), Brian White (NY), Didier Drogba (PHX), Thomas Enevoldsen (OC)