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Riverhounds' Kevin Kerr named USL's Player of the Week

| Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Kevin Kerr celebrates his game-winning goal in the Riverhounds' 3-2 win over Bethlehem Steel on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.
Kevin Kerr celebrates his game-winning goal in the Riverhounds' 3-2 win over Bethlehem Steel on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.

Riverhounds midfielder Kevin Kerr was named the USL's Player of the Week on Tuesday for his game-winning goal and two assists in the team's 3-2 win Saturday over fellow playoff contenders Bethlehem Steel.

Kerr assisted both first-half goals to give the Riverhounds (8-8-9) a 2-0 lead. After the Steel tied the game 2-2, he poked home the winning goal with 15 minutes left by being first to the rebound of a Chevy Walsh header that struck both uprights.

It is the first Player of the Week honor for the Riverhounds' captain, who ended a drought of 23 games without finding the net and now has 21 goals in his five seasons with the team. He won by the slimmest of margins, garnering 33 percent of the vote by national media against the 29 percent earned by Phoenix Rising FC striker Chris Cortez.

Kerr is the second Riverhounds player to win the honor this season after striker Corey Hertzog got the nod in the season's opening week.

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