Houston Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez earned a spot on the USL Team of the Week for his performance with affiliate Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, it was announced today. It is the first such honor of the year for the Dynamo Academy product.
Rodriguez, fresh of his MLS debut with the first team on April 8, scored two goals in the first half of the Toros' 3-1 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC last Wednesday. It was RGV FC's second straight victory, and first at home at the new H-E-B Park.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Sean Melvin, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Melvin put in a stellar five-save performance to lead WFC2 to a 1-0 road victory against the Portland Timbers 2.
D – Nouhou Tolo, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Tolo scored what proved to be the game-winning goal early, and then helped S2 preserve the lead with three tackles and two interceptions in a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II.
D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic completed 93 percent of his 91 passes, and recorded 13 clearances, five interceptions and four tackles as Swope Park shut out Sacramento.
D – Matt Bahner, FC Cincinnati: Bahner recorded the assist on the opening goal in FCC’s win against Cincinnati, and also won five of six duels and made five interceptions defensively.
M – George Davis IV, Louisville City FC: Davis’ third goal in as many games helped Louisville remain undefeated, as the midfielder also won 10 duels and recorded four tackles.
M – Billy Forbes, San Antonio FC: Forbes had a goal and assist as San Antonio defeated Reno 4-0. He also created another three scoring chances as SAFC earned its biggest win in club history.
M – Vincent Bezecourt, New York Red Bulls II: Bezecourt had a goal and two assists to lead the Red Bulls II to a 3-1 victory against Orlando on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak.
M – Memo Rodriguez, Rio Grande Valley FC: Rodriguez scored a pair of goals as the Toros took a 3-1 win against Colorado Springs last Wednesday night for their second straight victory.
F – Miguel Gonzalez, OKC Energy FC: Gonzalez’s spectacular bicycle kick lifted Energy FC to its first win of the season, a 1-0 victory against previously undefeated Sacramento, last Tuesday.
F – Romario Williams, Charleston Battery: Williams notched a hat trick in 12 first-half minutes as the Battery recorded a thumping 5-0 victory against the Rochester Rhinos.
F – Djiby Fall, FC Cincinnati: Fall scored the first hat trick in FCC history, and added another for a four-goal night in a 4-0 victory against previously undefeated Saint Louis FC.
Bench: Matt Cardone (SA), O’Brian Woodbine (CHS), Wes Charpie (STL), Masta Kacher (COS), Steevan Dos Santos (OTT), Cesar Elizondo (SA), Cardel Benbow (HAR)