San Antonio FC midfielder Billy Forbes has been named to the USL Team of the Week, the league announced today. Forbes scored his second goal of the season and recorded his first assist in the 3-0 win over LA Galaxy II at Toyota Field on Saturday.
Forbes helped open the scoring for SAFC against LA Galaxy II when his second-effort pass found midfielder Rafa Castillo who fired the ball into the net during the first half of Saturday’s match. Forbes then sealed the victory in the second half when his impressive run ended with a smart finish into the bottom corner, giving the home team a 3-0 win. Forbes led the team with six total shots and three shots on target while creating two chances apart from his goal.
Saturday’s match marked Forbes’ return to Toyota Field after he spent two seasons with the now-defunct San Antonio Scorpions (NASL), helping his squad to a championship in front of San Antonio soccer fans in 2014.
SAFC has now had a representative in the USL Team of the Week following the club’s first two matches to begin the season. Defender Sebastien Ibeagha earned Team of the Week honors following San Antonio’s 1-0 win over RGV FC on March 26 prior to Forbes earning the nod this week.
The full USL Team of the Week:
GK – Kendall McIntosh, Portland Timbers 2
D – Forrest Lasso, Charleston Battery
D – Brenton Griffiths, Reno 1868 FC
D – James Musa, Swope Park Rangers
M – Michael Nanchoff, Tampa Bay Rowdies
M – Billy Forbes, San Antonio FC
M – George Davis IV, Louisville City FC
M – Chase Minter, Real Monarchs SLC
F – Sammy Ochoa, Sacramento Republic FC
F – Christian Volesky, Saint Louis FC
F – Wilson Kneeshaw, Sacramento Republic FC
Bench: Tyler Miller (SEA), Wal Fall (ROC), Adam Moffat (SAC), Vincent Bezecourt (NY), Djiby Fall (CIN), Romario Williams (CHS), Seyi Adekoya (SEA)