SEASIDE, Calif. (Tuesday, September 27, 2022) – Monterey Bay F.C. played two matches in Week 29, a high scoring midweek draw at home against Phoenix Rising FC and a scoreless weekend draw on the road against Miami FC. Following a busy two-result week, forward Christian Volesky earned USL Championship Team of the Week honors for Week 29, while defender Grant Robinson was named to the bench.
Volesky’s top-11 performance stemmed from a two-goal night against Phoenix Rising FC at midweek before leaving the match with an injury that held him out of the club’s second match of the week. Reaching back into Week 28, the goals were Volesky’s second and third in just two matches. In addition, the forward added seven duels won, four shots on target, and two tackles.
Robinson earned a spot on the bench in this week’s Team of the Week for scoring his first professional goal against Phoenix Rising FC midweek, and for his role in the club’s eleventh shutout of the season in Miami over the weekend. In addition, the defender added four clearances, four interceptions, created two chances, and added two tackles.
Below is USL Championship’s full Team of the Week for Week 29 lined up in a 4-3-3 formation:
Goalkeeper – Jordan Farr (SA)
Defenders – Graham Smith (MEM), Michael Bryant (DET), Matthew Mahoney (COS), Alex Crognale (BHM)
Midfielders – Christian Pinzon (RGV), Tyler Freeman (LDN), Eric Bird (TUL)
Forwards – Christian Volesky (MB), Skage Lehland (LDN), Sam Adeniran (SA)
Bench – Grant Robinson (MB), Tyler Deric (RGV), Akeem Ward (RGV), Theodore Ku-Dipietro (LDN), PC (SA), Yazeed Matthews (DET), Ottar Magnus Karlsson (OAK)
NEXT UP: The Union play tonight against Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field in Nevada at 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+. Then, Monterey Bay F.C. welcomes Eastern Conference side Tampa Bay Rowdies to Cardinale Stadium for the club’s regular season home finale at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 1. Join us at Cardinale Stadium as the club continues its playoff push! The match can also be streamed live on ESPN+.