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Rio Grande Valley’s Rodriguez Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 07/19/16, 1:25PM EDT


Pair of goals led Toros in big victory against first-place Vancouver

Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC

TAMPA, Fla. – Rio Grande Valley FC forward Memo Rodriguez has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 17th week of the 2016 season after leading his side to a 4-0 victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 last Wednesday night. Rodriguez’s pair of goals powered the Toros past the first-place team in the Western Conference.

Rodriguez received 53 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Seattle Sounders FC 2’s Darwin Jones finished second with 29 percent.

GK – Cody Laurendi, OKC Energy FC: Laurendi helped Energy FC claim two victories, including a seven-save shutout in its 2-0 victory against Swope Park last Tuesday.

D – Lee Nishanian, LA Galaxy II: Nishanian scored the opening goal and put in a strong all-around performance as the Galaxy II earned a 4-1 win in Portland.

D – J.J. Greer, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Greer’s late goal lifted the Switchbacks to a 1-0 victory against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night.

D – Isaiah Schafer, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Schafer was strong at the center of defense as the Roughnecks claimed a 2-0 victory against Saint Louis FC.

M – Sunny Jane, Richmond Kickers: Jane capped a strong individual performance with a standout goal to help the Kickers take a 2-0 win in Pittsburgh.

M – Derrick Jones, Bethlehem Steel FC: Jones was solid in the center of midfield and scored the second goal in the Steel’s 3-0 win against Wilmington last Thursday.

M – Timo Pitter, OKC Energy FC: Pitter provided a spark off the bench with a goal and assist in Energy FC’s 2-0 win against the Swope Park Rangers.

M – Jose Barril, Harrisburg City Islanders: Barril gave the City Islanders the upper hand in the battle for the Keystone Derby Cup with a goal and assist in a 2-0 win at Pittsburgh.

F – Memo Rodriguez, Rio Grande Valley FC: Rodriguez struck twice as the Toros romped to a 4-0 victory against Vancouver last Wednesday night.

F – Chandler Hoffman, Louisville City FC: Hoffman scored twice to move into a tie for the league lead in goals with 14 this season in his side’s victory at Wilmington on Sunday.

F – Darwin Jones, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Jones had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as Seattle took a thrilling 3-2 victory on the road against Arizona.

Bench: Ryan Meara (NY), Kevin Garcia (RGV), Rafael Castillo (SA), Jordan Schweitzer (SEA), Aodhan Quinn (LOU), Gustavo Villalobos (TUL), Christian Volesky (ROC)

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