There are 30 teams in USL 2017, so making the official Team of the Week can be a tougher proposition than it is in other, smaller, leagues. But New York Red Bulls II opened up their new season with a 3-3 draw in Pittsburgh, and that result clearly caught the eye of the USL ToTW selection panel.
NYRB II's Vincent Bezecourt bagged a brace, and has a knack for doing entertaining things when he has the ball.
He made the USL's official TotW roster for Week 1 of the 2017 season.
Pittsburgh's Corey Hertzog, who also scored twice in the match, was named USL Player of the Week (and to the TotW, of course).
Hertzog was the 13th overall pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, selected by RBNY. He made seven appearances in all competitions for the Red Bulls in 2011, scored one goal, was loaned out to Wilmington Hammerheads in USL in 2012, and subsequently released by RBNY. Pittsburgh is the seventh team he's played for since turning pro. At 26, he is a reliable lower-league goal scorer and may once again attract the attention of MLS teams if his form holds for another year.
Hertzog was also nominated to the USL Goal of the Week competition, as was NYRB II's Florian Valot.
Also among this week's top USL performers: former NYRB II man Konrad Plewa was named to the TotW bench for his work in St. Louis FC's 0-0 draw with Louisville City (a match that also featured Devon 'Speedy' Williams, another former II teamer).