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RGV FC forward Michael Salazar named to USL Championship Team of the Week

Rio Grande Valley FC’s Michael Salazar has been named to the USL Championship Team of the Week after his outstanding display for the Toros last Wednesday night against the LA Galaxy II.

The Belize international scored the first hat trick in Toros history, and the first of his professional career, in just 14 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 4-4 draw between the sides at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Salazar finished tied for second in the national poll for the Championship’s Player of the Week honor with 26 percent of the vote, coming in just behind New Mexico United’s Kevaughn Frater, who received 42 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL Championship market.