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Jelani Peters named to USL Championship Team of the Week

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC defender Jelani Peters was selected to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 20 of the season, the league announced this afternoon.

Peters is a first-time Team of the Week honoree whose headed goal handed the Hounds a 1-0 win over the visiting New York Red Bulls II last Wednesday. The goal was the first for Peters in USL with either the Hounds or Toronto FC II, his first USL club.

For the week, Peters played all 180 minutes for the Hounds, which includes the New York match and the 1-1 draw Saturday at San Antonio FC. The 6-foot-5 center back recorded 10 clearances, seven interceptions and won 8 of 9 tackles across those two matches.

A native of Diego Martin, Trinidad, Peters this year was called up for the first time to the Trinidad and Tobago National Team, and he appeared for the Soca Warriors in four matches during qualifying and the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup. With the Hounds, his 813 minutes played is the most he has logged in a USL season.

Peters and the division-leading Riverhounds return home this Saturday, when they will host Loudoun United FC at 7 p.m. at Highmark Stadium. Tickets for the match are available at the Highmark Stadium Box Office or via Ticketmaster.