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Colorado Springs Switchbacks Barry Named Player of the Week with Trio Earning TOTW

By Cody Costra, 06/29/21, 11:30AM MDT

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Colorado Springs, CO (June 29, 2021) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and the USL Championship Presented by Cleer Audio officially announced today that Hadji Barry was voted the Player of the Week for Week 10 of the 2021 regular season after recording four goals across a pair of comeback victories last week.

Barry became the first player to reach double-digit goals this season during Week 10, opening with a two-goal performance on Tuesday night as the Switchbacks claimed a 3-2 victory on the road against Austin Bold FC. The Guinean forward then added another pair of goals in Colorado Springs' 3-1 victory against New Mexico United on Friday night at Weidner Field, a result that moved the Switchbacks into third place in the Mountain Division and gave Barry goals in seven consecutive games, one shy of his own league record for consecutive games with a goal set in 2018.

Barry earned 67 percent of the ballot to claim the honor. The USL Championship's Player of the Week is selected by the USL National Media Panel, which is made up of representatives from each media market in the Championship.

Sebastian Anderson also earned a spot on the Team of the Week after two impressive performances for the Switchbacks, recording an assist and winning 8 of 10 tackles to help the Switchbacks record consecutive victories.

Michee Ngalina made the Team of the Week Bench after helping the Switchbacks to two victories with four key passes and two assists last week. Ngalina is now tied to be the Championship's leader in assists with five during the 2021 campaign so far.

USL Championship Team of the Week - Week 10

GK - Zeus De La Paz, Oakland Roots SC
D - Sebastian Anderson, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
D - Neveal Hackshaw, Indy Eleven
D - Robert Coronado, OKC Energy FC
M - Ray Serrano, Tacoma Defiance
M - Brian Ownby, Louisville City FC
M - Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
M - Eric Bird, FC Tulsa
F - Hadji Barry, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
F - Rodrigo Da Costa, FC Tulsa
F - Nicque Daley, Charleston Battery

Bench: Evan Louro (TBR), Connor Donovan (OKC), Danny Barbir (SKC), Michee Ngalina (COS), Logan Gdula (CHS), Dane Kelly (CLT), Solomon Asante (PHX)

The Switchbacks FC are back at Weidner Field for their next two games next week. The Switchbacks are getting the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration started on June 1 vs Orange County SC, with gates opening at 6pm MT for the match presented by Diversus Health, mental health and well-being for all. Tickets are available HERE.

The Switchbacks are hosting a 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular show after the game against Real Monarchs SLC on July 4. The game is presented by Phil Long Dealerships, who are providing seat cushions to the first 500 fans in the gates at 4pm MT, with kickoff set for 6:30pm MT. Tickets are available HERE.