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Reno 1868 FC's Corey Hertzog named USL player of the month

Corey Hertzog
Corey Hertzog is the USL player of the month. (David Calvert/Reno 1868 FC)

Reno 1868 FC forward Corey Hertzog was named the USL’s Player of the Month for July. Reno went 4-1 in the month with Hertzog scoring four goals. Hertzog’s season total sits at 11, which is the fifth most in the USL.

"It means a lot," Hertzog said in a news release. "I do it for my family. My mom and dad back home are a big reason I’m playing this season."

Hertzog opened the month with a goal against Rio Grande Valley FC on July 3 in a 4-0 win. The 29-year-old added a goal in the 77th minute July 17 to secure a 3-2 comeback win over OKC on the road. On July 24, Hertzog converted a penalty to avoid a shutout in a 4-1 loss at Orange County. Hertzog capped the month with a highlight-reel goal in the 18th minute goal in July 27th’s 4-0 win over Colorado Springs at home.

“He works hard and he’s a good leader in the locker room,” head coach Ian Russell said in a news release. “He leads by example. That’s important for the young guys.”

Hertzog came to Reno this season as a three-time All-USL selection. His 55 career goals are fourth in league history. His 11 goals this season are within striking distance of single-season best of 14, accomplished for Pittsburgh in 2017.

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