ATLANTA, GEORGIA—For playing superbly for their team, three Atlanta United 2 FC players have made it to the USL championship team of the week list.
On Tuesday, the USL championship name Robbie Mertz, Phillip Goodrum, and Caleb Wiley to the Team of the Week for Week 17 of the 2021 regular season.
Mertz had one goal and two assists in Week 17. After going down a goal against OKC, Atlanta responded with a goal of its own from a screaming shot by Mertz in the 67th minute, as he nailed a rebound off a one-time shot into the upper-90 of the goal to even the game.
Goodrum collected his points against Kansas City on Saturday. Coming on as a halftime substitute, the forward made an immediate impact in just nine minutes. He registered an assist in the 48th minute, as he fed Wolff for the second goal of the match.
Wiley earned his second consecutive selection to the Team of the Week in Weeks 16 and 17. Previously, he was named to the Team of the Week bench in Week 7. The 16-year-old Academy product won 15 of 24 duels and completed four tackles. He also recorded 16 recoveries, four interceptions, and three key passes throughout the two matches. So far this season, Wiley leads all Atlanta United Academy players in USL minutes with 1,412 minutes, which is the second-most by an Atlanta United Academy player behind George Campbell as he played 1,772 minutes in 2019. Wiley is also second in most minutes overall in the USL for an Atlanta United Academy player with 2,322 minutes.