Tulsa Roughnecks captain Juan Caffa has again been honored by the United Soccer League. Caffa was named to the USL Team of the Week today following TRFC’s 3-0 victory over Phoenix Rising FC last weekend at ONEOK Field. It is the fourth time this season that he has earned a spot on the elite team.
Caffa helped Tulsa take an early lead in its victory over the Rising, picking up his team-leading fifth assist with a perfectly-placed corner kick that was headed in by Ian Svantesson. He continued to create dangerous scoring chances throughout the match as he helped the Roughnecks control play from his central, midfield position.
The win for Tulsa ended a six-match unbeaten streak for Phoenix, whose squad featured former Chelsea F.C. players Didier Drogba and Shaun Wright-Phillips. The Rising had been undefeated since Drogba joined the team in early July.
With the win, the Roughnecks have climbed to the sixth spot in the USL’s Western Conference standings. The victory also ran their unbeaten streak to four straight games.
The complete USL Team of the Week is listed below.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Kendall McIntosh, Portland Timbers 2: McIntosh recorded seven saves against Reno 1868 FC on Saturday to allow T2 to earn a 1-1 draw at Greater Nevada Field.
D – Oscar Jimenez, Louisville City FC: Jimenez recorded a goal and assist as Louisville rallied from a halftime deficit to take a 4-1 victory against Saint Louis FC on Saturday to retain the Kings’ Cup.
D – Parker Maher, Swope Park Rangers: Maher won 19 regular and aerial duels and notched four tackles and three interceptions as SPR earned a 2-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2.
D – Jordan Burt, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Burt scored twice for the Switchbacks as their comeback effort against OKC Energy FC at Taft Stadium came up just short.
M – Alex Morrell, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Morrell had an assist and created three other scoring chances while providing positive energy to the Rowdies’ attack in a 2-0 win against the Charleston Battery.
M – Juan Pablo Caffa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Caffa provided one assist, created two more scoring chances and helped run the center of the field for the Roughnecks in a 3-0 win against Phoenix Rising FC.
M – Samuel Asante, Richmond Kickers: Asante scored the game-winning goal and completed 51 of 57 passes in midfield to marshal the Kickers to victory against Bethlehem Steel FC.
M – Miguel Gonzalez, OKC Energy FC: Gonzalez had two goals and one assist as Energy FC took a 4-3 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night.
F – Jose Angulo, OKC Energy FC: Angulo scored his first two goals for Energy FC and added an assist as OKC notched an exciting 4-3 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
F – Djiby Fall, FC Cincinnati: Fall scored the opening goal of the game and then provided the assist on FCC’s second in a 3-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday night.
F – Sammy Ochoa, Sacramento Republic FC: Ochoa recorded assists on both goals and also created two more scoring opportunities as Republic FC took a 2-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Sunday.
Bench: Brandon Miller (HAR), Max Lachowecki (SLC), Oumar Ballo (SPR), Devin Vega (SA), Dusan Stevanovic (OC), Vincent Bezecourt (NY), Gio Calixtro (POR)