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Riverhounds striker Corey Hertzog named to USL All-League Second Team

| Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Riverhounds striker Corey Hertzog takes a shot during their 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.
Chris Cowger | Riverhounds
Riverhounds striker Corey Hertzog takes a shot during their 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.

Riverhounds striker Corey Hertzog was named to the USL's All-League Second Team for a second consecutive season, the league announced Wednesday.

Hertzog, a 27-year-old Penn State product and Reading native, scored a career-best 14 goals in 2017 to lead the Riverhounds for the second year in a row. He has 27 goals in his two seasons with the club, which ranks him third all-time behind David Flavius (56) and Thiago Martins (30), both of whom played for the Riverhounds in the club's early years in the now-defunct A-League.

The honor is the third All-USL selection overall for Hertzog, who made the first team in 2012 after an 11-goal season with the Wilmington Hammerheads. He was named to the USL Team of the Week three times this season, including a Player of the Week honor for his two-goal performance in the season opener, a 3-3 draw against the New York Red Bulls II.

Hertzog now has 49 goals in seven seasons as a professional, spanning time in MLS, the USL and the North American Soccer League.

The team has yet to announce which players it will retain by picking up the club option in their contracts — in most cases, the club has until the end of November to make the decision — leaving Hertzog's future with the Riverhounds up in the air for the time being.

Matt Grubba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at mgrubba@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Grubba_Trib.

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