The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and the USL Championship officially announced today that Michee Ngalina and Hadji Barry have been named to the Team of the Week for Week 18 of the 2021 season, presented by Cleer Audio.
Michee Ngalina scored a late game-tying goal, recorded an assist, completed 35 of 40 passes, and won 9 of 14 duels in the Switchbacks' 3-3 draw with the Charlotte Independence. The Congolese winger has now brought his goal total on the season to seven and his assist total to eight to now be tied for the USL Championship lead in assists.
Hadji Barry was named to the Team of the Week Bench after scoring a goal, recording an assist, and completing 51 of 56 passes on Saturday night. Barry extended his lead at the top of the Golden Boot race after recording his 19th goal of the season.
USL Championship Team of the Week - Week 18
GK - Andre Rawls, Phoenix Rising FC
D - Rashid Tetteh, New Mexico United
D - Jackson Ragen, Tacoma Defiance
D - Andrew Fox, El Paso Locomotive FC
M - Danny Barrera, Hartford Athletic
M - Miguel Ibarra, San Diego Loyal SC
M - Alex Dixon, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
M - Ted Ku-DiPietro, Loudoun United FC
F - Russell Cicerone, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
F - Billy Forbes, Miami FC
F - Michee Ngalina, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Bench: Jeff Caldwell (HFD), Leland Archer (CHS), Mitchell Osmond (OKC), Eric Bird (TUL), Sebastian Velasquez (ELP), Hadji Barry (COS), Sylvain Marveaux (CLT)
The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field on August 28 to face Austin Bold FC with gates opening at 6pm for a 7pm kick off. The game is presented by Pikes Peak National Bank for Bucket Hat Night, with the first 500 fans in the gates receiving a free bucket hat. Tickets are available HERE.