Once more it is time to jump into the team of the week based on information pulled from Opta. In the wake of a 4-0 blowout by San Antonio this week, they dominated the rankings, but who else had a performance that gained them a spot?
Goalkeeper: Matt Cardone – San Antonio FC, 2800 pts
Cardone helped lead San Antonio to their fourth straight game undefeated with a shut out over Reno.
Defender: Sebastian Ibeagha – San Antonio FC, 3571 pts
Ibeagha helped preserve a shutout victory and notched an assist as San Antonio blanked Reno.
Defender: Greg Cochrane – San Antonio FC, 3405 pts
Cochrane earned his first assist of the season and helped with the third shutout of the year for San Antonio.
Defender: Amer Didic – Swope Park Rangers, 2880 pts
Didic provided multiple clearances as Swope Park withstood a late push by Sacramento to keep the shutout.
Defender: Nouhou Tolo – Seattle Sounders 2, 2815 pts
Tolo scored for Seattle as they earned their second win of the season.
Midfielder: Billy Forbes – San Antonio FC, 3279 pts
Forbes scored and recorded an assist as San Antonio continued their early season unbeaten run.
Midfielder: Eric Bird – Rio Grande Valley Toros, 2770 pts
Through multiple created chances, Bird helped the Toros take down Colorado Springs as they continue to creep up the table.
Midfielder: Miguel Gonzalez – Oklahoma City Energy, 2561 pts
Gonzalez scored the difference maker in a 1-0 victory over Sacramento and found himself atop the SportsCenter Top 10.
Forward: Cesar Elizondo – San Antonio FC, 3822 pts – Player of the Week
Elizondo notched a brace on his way to leading San Antonio to a third victory in four games.
Forward: Memo Rodriguez – Rio Grande Valley Toros, 3402 pts
Rodriguez had himself a brace in RGV’s second win in a row.
Forward: Camilo Monroy – Rio Grande Valley Toros, 2757 pts
Monroy had a late goal to seal the 3-1 victory for the Toros over the Switchbacks.
Goalkeeper: Andrew Dykstra – Swope Park Rangers, 2710 pts
Defender: Stephen McCarthy – San Antonio FC, 2431 pts
Midfielder: Mastanabal Kacher – Colorado Springs Switchbacks, 2401 pts
Forward: Mark Gonzalez – Swope Park Rangers, 2214 pts
The Week Four Team of the Week was dominated by the Texas two-some of San Antonio FC and Rio Grande Valley Toros, with 73% of the list coming from those two teams.
Will Texas continue their dominance or will other clubs jump onto the scene? Stay tuned for next week’s numbers!