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Reno 1868's Danny Musovski named USL Player of the Week

Musovski scored both Reno 1868 goals on Saturday.

After starting and capping off a thrilling comeback in Portland, Reno 1868 FC forward Danny Musovski has been named USL Player of the Week.

The Henderson, Nev. native scored twice in the final 15 minutes to help Reno notch a 2-1 comeback win over Timbers 2 Saturday night marking 1868 FC’s first win of the 2018 season.

Musovski is now Reno 1868 FC’s leading scorer with three goals on the season.

“It’s a great feeling to be named Player of the Week,” Musovski said. “I owe a lot of it to my teammates, especially Antoine (Hoppenot) who gave me two tap-ins.”

Musovski received 65 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Swope Park Rangers Kharlton Belmar forward finished second with 20 percent, while Tulsa Roughnecks FC’s Jon Bakero finished third with 10 percent.

Joining Musovski onthe USL’s 18-man Team of the Week lineup is Hoppenot, who notched assists on both Musovski goals Saturday. Hoppenot is the leading set-up man for 1868 FC with three assists this year.

Reno 1868 FC returns to action Saturday at Greater Nevada Field when the club hosts OKC Energy FC at 6:45 p.m. The first 1,868 fans will receive a free soccer ball courtesy of Renown Health and Hometown Health. Tickets for that match can be purchased at Reno1868FC.com/tickets.

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