San Antonio FC defender Joshua Yaro was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week, the league announced today. Yaro recorded a team-high nine clearances in the club’s first shutout of the season as they defeated the LA Galaxy II 2-0.
In addition to his nine clearances, Yaro also won four of his five duels and recorded seven total recoveries. The 24-year-old is one of three SAFC players to start and play every minute of the season so far, recording 540 minutes through six matches. Yaro currently leads San Antonio in clearances (28), blocks (4), and ranks second in tackles (16).
This marks the first inclusion in a USL Championship Team of the Week for Yaro who originally joined SAFC in January. The former MLS player was originally drafted in the first round (second overall) by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft prior to making 41 total appearances between the Union and their USL Championship affiliate -- the Bethlehem Steel.
The full USL Team of the Week:
GK – John McCarthy, Tampa Bay Rowdies
D – Wesly Decas, ATL UTD 2
D – A.J. Cochran, Phoenix Rising FC
D – Josh Yaro, San Antonio FC
M – Jemal Johnson, Fresno FC
M – Santi Moar, New Mexico United
M – Kevin Kerr, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
M – Chris Wehan, New Mexico United
F – Irvin Parra, Las Vegas Lights FC
F – J.J. Williams, Birmingham Legion FC
F – Kacper Przybylko, Bethlehem Steel FC
Bench: Dylan Castanheira (ATL), Kyle Culbertson (BHM), Kevin Oliveira (OTT), Ropapa Mensah (NSH), Vinicius (OC), Preston Tabort Etaka (LV), Tom Barlow (NY)