EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC goalkeeper Benny Diaz and defender Erik McCue were named to the USL Championship Team of the Week after their defensive performances in Week 28.
Diaz was a standout in El Paso’s match against Sacramento, recording his fifth five-save game, which included his first penalty attempt save of the year. His performance jumped him up to joint-first in the West in clean sheets (9) and third in saves (78).
McCue put in a defensive shift against a persistent Republic offense, leading the night in clearances (7) and interceptions (3).
USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 28
GK – Christian Herrera, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
D – Aidan McFadden, Memphis 901 FC
D – Walmer Martinez, Monterey Bay F.C.
D – Mohamed Traore, Phoenix Rising FC
M – Kalil ElMedkhar, Loudoun United FC
M – Nathan Fogaça, San Antonio FC
M – Danny Griffin, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
M – Nicky Hernandez, New Mexico United
F – Manuel Arteaga, Phoenix Rising FC
F – Prince Saydee, Hartford Athletic
F – Charlie Dennis, Tampa Bay Rowdies
Bench: Benny Diaz (ELP), Emrah Klimenta (OAK), Erik McCue (ELP), Chris Hegardt (LDN), Luiz Fernando (MEM), Danny Trejo (PHX), JJ Williams (TBR)