Defender Jorge Corrales came up big for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC in a pair of important matches last week, and today he was recognized for his efforts. Corrales was named to the USL Team of the Week.
Front Page Photo by Rich Crimi
The Cuban International played a big role in wins over Saint Louis FC and the Oklahoma City Energy in a span of 48 hours. On Thursday, Corrales scored one of the best goals of the season for TRFC when he opened the scoring against Saint Louis with a 25-year, left-footed blast. The goal eventually helped the Roughnecks secure a 2-1 win of STLFC.
On Saturday, Corrales played the role of distributor to help Tulsa defeat its state rivals and win this year’s Black Gold Derby Series. With the score tied at 1-1 with the Energy, Corrales delivered a perfect cross in the 56th minute that Ian Svantesson headed in for what proved to be the winning goal in a 2-1 victory.
Corrales and the Roughnecks will look to continue their strong play Tuesday night when they take on Orange County SC in Southern California. TRFC will be looking for its third straight victory.
The complete USL Team of the Week is listed below.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Connor Sparrow, Real Monarchs SLC: Sparrow recorded a five-save shutout, including a penalty-kick stop, as the Monarchs took a 2-0 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
D – Jorge Luis Corrales, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Corrales had a goal and assist across two games as the Roughnecks defeated both Saint Louis FC and OKC Energy FC over the week’s action.
D – Ryan Felix, Rochester Rhinos: Felix made four tackles and five interceptions as the Rhinos edged out the Harrisburg City Islanders in a 1-0 win last Tuesday night.
D – Sean Totsch, Louisville City FC: Totsch provided the assist on the opening goal in Louisville’s 5-0 win, created two more scoring chances and completed 46 of 57 passes for the game in good all-around display.
M – Gerardo Bruna, Ottawa Fury FC: Bruna’s goal and assist led Fury FC to a 3-1 victory against the Charlotte Independence, breaking the Eastern Conference leader’s 12-game undefeated streak.
M – Luke Vercollone, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Vercollone had a goal and assist, created two other chances and was active throughout in the Switchbacks’ 4-0 win against Orange County SC.
M – Seth Rudolph, Saint Louis FC: Rudolph had two goals, as STLFC rallied to earn a thrilling 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sunday night.
M – Luis Felipe Fernandes, Reno 1868 FC: Fernandes scored the opening goal and completed 44 of 50 passes as 1868 FC handed San Antonio FC only its second loss of the regular season.
F – Jordan Hamilton, Toronto FC II: Hamilton struck twice, including a stoppage-time equalizer, as TFC II earned a 2-2 draw with the Charlotte Independence last Wednesday night.
F – Luke Spencer, Louisville City FC: Spencer had a goal and two assists in a dominant display in attack, as Louisville took a 5-0 victory against FC Cincinnati in front of a club-record crowd of 13,812.
F – Chevaughn Walsh, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Walsh scored a pair of goals, as the Riverhounds clinched the Keystone Derby Cup and boosted their playoff hopes by defeating the Harrisburg City Islanders.
Bench: Evan Newton (SAC), Oumar Ballo (SPR), Cory Burke (BST), Stefano Bonomo (NY), Shane Malcolm (COS), Hadji Barry (ORL), Irvin Parra (SEA)
Jorge Corrales celebrates his goal in the 2-1 win over Saint Louis FC. (Rich Crimi)