September 19, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Charlotte FC Press Release
CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte FC forward Karol Świderski was voted MLS Player of the Week after leading a 3-2 win over Chicago Fire FC to keep CLTFC in the playoff hunt.
In the win over the Fire at Soldier Field, Charlotte FC entered halftime down 2-0. In the second half, Świderski scored in the 68th minute to bring the game to a close before Nuno Santos equalized in the 76th minute. The Poland international then scored the game-winner in stoppage time in the 96th minute, knocking Chicago out of the playoffs and keeping the crown in the hunt.
The striker leads the team in goals (10), becoming the first player since 2018 to score double-digit goals for an expansion side. He is also second on the team in assists (5) and is the first player in Charlotte FC history to be named MLS Player of the Week.
Świderski will now join the Poland national team for their upcoming Nations League matches ahead of the 2022 World Cup. First, they face the Netherlands in Warsaw on Thursday, September 22 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Poland then travel to Cardiff for their final Nations League game against Wales on Sunday, September 25 at 2.45pm ET. The first time these two teams met on June 1, Świderski came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner.
Team of the Week (3-4-3 Formation)
To: Karol Świderski (CLT), Brenner (CIN), William Agada (SKC)
H: Facundo Torres (ORL), Riqui Puig (LA), Gaston Brugman (LA), Santiago Moreno (POR)
D: Alistair Johnston (MTL), Alexander Callens (NYC), Julian Gressel (VAN)
GK: André Blake (PHI)
Coach: Nick Cushing (New York)
Bench: Roman Celentano (CIN), Jakob Glesnes (PHI), Santiago Rodriguez (NYC), Hany Mukhtar (NSH), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Gonzalo Higuain (MIA)
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